DIY Magnetic Pin Dish

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.

For more dish upcycling, visit our DIY Dish and Glass Recycling page.

Let’s get started making this quick and easy magnetic pin dish. Watch this video and read on for step-by-step instructions with photos.

Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch DIY Magnetic Pin Dish in Youtube.

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

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Tutorial - Supplies



DIY Magnetic Pin Dish - Ridge You want to find a dish, bowl or saucer with a ridge on the bottom. These can be purchased inexpensively at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores or search your cupboards for a dish you don't use.

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish - Magnets To make magnet pin dishes you need to 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.

Garden Glass Flowers - Glue Another essential item is a good adhesive that dries clear. I like E-6000 Glue for this purpose.


Make sure the dish is clean, so wash and dry it thoroughly.


DIY Magnetic Pin Dish_attach magnets To the bottom of the dish, apply a small dab of E-6000 glue and place the magnet into the glue. Hold the magnet in the glue a few seconds to secure it 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 - Completed The magnetic pin dish is complete! So easy! So useful! Make some and give as gifts!

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 _ Outside


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A garden dish flower is another DIY dish upcycling craft. This is a way to add some fun, whimsical art to your garden. Garden Dish Flower
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Do you want other ideas for recycling and upcycling using other materials? Our Grren Crafts, Going Green page has lots of craft ideas using all types of items. Turn trash in treasures!

Are you interesting in some other DIY garden craft projects? Below are some book recommendations and also links to supplies.

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