DIY Magnetic Pin Dish

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DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

A magnetic pin dish is a handy sewing tool. Learn how to repurpose dishes into Magnetic Pin Dishes. Keep pins handy by simply placing a few magnetic underneath a dish. You can use dishes you already have or purchase inexpensive dishes from yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops. Let’s get started making this quick and easy project.

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Bowl, Saucer or Dish
Super Strong Magnets
E-6000 Glue

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial


- Found a dish, bowl or saucer with a ridge on the bottom. DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

- Purchase super strong magnets. The magnets have to also be thin so it does not extend above the dish ridge. Neodymium Magnets are ideal for this purpose.

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

- E-6000 Glue is an excellent adhesive for this project. It dries clear.

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- Wash and dry the dish thoroughly.


- Apply a small dab of E-6000 glue to the bottom of the dish and place magnet into the glue. Hold the magnet in the glue a few seconds to secure and so it does not move. Two or three magnets should be sufficient for this project. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly for 24 hours.

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

The magnetic pin dish is complete! So easy! So useful! Make some and give as gifts!

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

This dish also works great in the bedroom, office and workshop to hold bobby pins, earrings, safety pins, paper clips, etc.

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

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E6000 Glue

Bonds to glass, wood, plastics, tin, metal, ceramic, cement, rubber, vinyl, leather, fabric and much more. Dries clear, paintable. Affiliate Link to Amazon


ProMag Neodymium Magnets

These ProMAG® Neodymium Magnets are exceptionally strong magnets that can hold your projects together. You can also glue these nickel-plated magnets on to small frames or decor accents to turn them into fridge magnets. Affiliate Link to Michaels

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DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial

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