DIY Magnetic Pin Cushion

Cute DIY magnetic pin cushion Gwen's NestThis DIY magenetic pin cushion is a cute and EASY craft that anyone can make in less than 5 minutes. Isn’t it so cute and retro looking!?!!

I like to sew, and I love really nice tools and sewing trinkets. My Mom and Mother in law are both wonderful about getting me great quality sewing tools. The magnetic  pin cushion was a favorite, and I had mine for years before my little Viking child became enamoured with it, and accidentally knocked it into the floor and cracked the case.

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Instead of tossing it, I had an epiphany…what if I could make a Viking proof magnetic pin cushion that was even cuter than the generic purple plastic one? And so my idea was born.

But what would I use? I’d seen some lovelies made from china teacups and saucers…but I knew that would not fit the bill for Viking proof. Then my eyes landed upon this little metal soap dish, and a shaft of light shone down from heaven. Come to Mama!


It was SO easy to convert this soap dish into a magnetic pin cushion. This is how I did it:

  1.  I removed the foam backing from the soap dish to get to the innerds.
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  2. Loosen the nut or bolt or screw…whatever is holding your soap dish together. Mine had a hex head screw, so I got to get into my husband’s tools. Always more fun. :)
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  3. Once the screw is undone, flip it over and pop off the top of the soap dish that your pins will sit on.
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  4. Insert heavy duty magnets (stolen from a busted magnetic pin cushion if you’ve got one).
  5. Put top back in place, and re-assemble. Retighten screw/nut/bolt…whatever. :)
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  6. Load up you pins onto your awesome NEW magnetic pin cushion!

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