18 May 2015

Pin Bowl


This is the easiest project ever, and I give credit to  Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique.  She has a beautiful blog about shabby with lots of craft ideas. She is also an artist. I did not know this trick! I found a little bowl that didn't belong to a set that I had lying around. A vintage bowl would be nice, but each one I picked up my daughter said, "No, not that one."












I used four magnets, because I could not find one single, bigger strong one. I positioned them so they would not repel each other and hot glued them on rather messily. These were 5/8 size which was between the size of a dime or a nickel, but thicker. 











Now the pins have some traction in the bowl.  The package of magnets was 2.00 and I still have four left to pick up the spare pins that we drop on the floor. Who would have known!? I'm sure lots of you do, but I never payed attention to my mother's sewing lessons. This week, we are working on a couple of projects that involve pins, and this will come in handy. 


Thank you for visiting.

Su



A little bowl with a cover would be great too.


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62 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to keep the pins safe and colorful!

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  2. I didn't know and wouldn't have thought of it! Love the colored ends! Enjoy your pinning project! Blessings, Cindy

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  3. a simple but very clever idea! and it looks pretty too.

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  4. I saw the one that Kerryanne posted, glad you turned it over to show HOW. Great idea.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. It's really simple, just make sure they are not repelling each other. xoxo Su

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  5. So clever and yet so simple! Thanks for the little tutorial.

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  6. This is so clever! It would make a lovely gift for my mam as she is a sewer!

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    1. Yes, it would, Jen. I suppose I could of used a stronger glue, but I tend to glue my fingers together. The hot glue gun worked. Bowls have a little rim on the back and the magnets sit inside it and it is level. (It doesn't tip.) Love to see your version when you the time comes around. xoxo Su

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  7. Well what do you know.....? This never occurred to me either and it is such a helpful trick! Thank you Su for sharing this :)

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    1. Thank you, Maya. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  8. That is such a cute idea, Su. I like it, and I see that I need to get some prettier pins! Mine all have boring yellow heads.

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    1. Hi, Judy. I think my mom liked to use yellow, because they are easier to see and it is her favorite color. These pins came from Hobby Lobby. xoxo Su

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  9. I love your colorful bowl of pins. Such a simple trick. Glad you found a solution to make your project go a bit easier.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  10. I did not know!! Seems like common sense, but it never crossed my mind...thanks for sharing this nifty trick. I am tired of stepping on running away pins! ;)

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    1. Oh me too! I was always picking them up one by one in order to prevent the cat from playing with them as my daughter repaired her pointe shoes. xoxo Su

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  11. Now that is a great idea and cute, too. Have a lovely rest of the week... :)

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    1. Thank you, Dee. Don't you love easy projects!? Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  12. That is a great idea-I have mine in a small vintage jar, but I might have to add a magnet now!

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  13. What a great idea! I love this!
    Thank you!

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  14. Brilliant!!! Thanks Su for this tip I'm going to do!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  15. Hi Su,
    What a great idea. I would have never thought of that. Have a great week my friend.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. I am surprised that a lot of us didn't know this trick. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  16. I saw this on Kerryanne's blog - it's pure GENIUS! I am keeping my eyes open for the perfect little dish. :)
    xo,
    Lin

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  17. Hi Su, great little project to keep pins from straying. Thanks for sharing this tip.
    Have a creative day.
    xo

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    1. Thank you, CM. I love easy projects! Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  18. What a clever idea. It made me think of the bracelet my grandma wore while sewing... the one with the pillow that holds all of your pins and they are literally right there when you need them, because you are wearing your pins.

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  19. Su, this is a clever idea and I saw it somewhere as well. Probably over at talented Kerryannes!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  20. Such a great idea....now I need to find a nice bowl,lol.Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Hi, Caroline. That was exactly my reaction! xoxo Su

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  21. This is such a great idea! I am forever dropping pins on the floor and my poor hubby is the one who finds them with his bare feet. Good thing he has callouses :-)

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I have a few extra magnets, and I'm just sliding one around on the floor! xoxo Su

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  22. Now, this is a fabulous idea...so simple...why didn't I think of it..??

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  23. Well, isn't that the cleverest thing ever? I have seen commercial ones but would never think of doing it with magnets like that! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I had not even seen the commercial ones! xoxo Su

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  24. That's a great tip. I wouldn't have thought of it!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I guess we were not the only ones. I am surprised. xoxo Su

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  25. What a clever idea! I might just need to make one since I have some sewing projects waiting for me.

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    1. Hi, Carol. It's so easy, and I love something easy! xoxo Su

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  26. What a wonderful idea!
    The cluster of pins looks like a piece of art.
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Amazing something so little and functional can be so pretty! xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Deb. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  28. What a clever idea! This is so pretty
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  29. Such pretty colors together - looks like a piece of art! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you, for your sweet visit and complement. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle. I am a new follower of your pretty blog. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  32. Hi Su--this is definitely a great idea! Wow, you are going to take a mother daughter trip to France? I'm sure she is really excited (as are you). My friend and I traveled a bit through Northern France and Paris (and the surrounding area)--I'll be posting all about it if you are looking for ideas :). Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Yes. This is the second year that she was accepted to study her instrument at a festival in Italy. We travel together for several weeks. When she is finished her studies my spouse will meet us and we will go to France. I look forward to viewing your amazing trip. xoxo Su

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  33. Great idea!! It is so pretty as well. :-)

    I wanted to share with you, we are just finishing up our second German course. We did well. I am taking your advice and having the boys read some blogs in German and see how well they do.
    Thank you so much! I appreciate it. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Carla. That's wonderful that they have finished two courses of German! It helps to see how people form their sentences. They are usually much more interesting than in lessons. xoxo Su

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  34. I love...and will try! xoxoxo Jen

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su