Monday, September 5, 2011

Pin Catcher Tutorial and Giveaway!

I missed the August Pay It Forward giveaway, but I've got something cool for September! I can't remember where I saw the idea for a magnetic pin bowl, but it's been in the back of my mind for awhile now. Every time I stroll through a second hand shop, I'm on the look out for a specific style of bowl. Finally a few weeks ago I ran across some!
(Edit: a reader kindly pointed me to this post by Diary of a Quilter. I believe that is where I first read about this idea!)

Supplies:
Bowl with recessed bottom
Strong magnet (I found mine in a 3-pack at JoAnn Fabrics)
E6000 or other very strong glue
 A close up of the bowl bottom:
First up, squeeze a nice size puddle of glue onto the bottom of the bowl: 
 Now smoosh the magnet into the glue:
 Let the glue dry, turn the bowl over, and ta-da!
I found that this even works for plastic bowls! This one is for Addy: 
 The bottom of the plastic bowl:
I got a bit carried away with these, I was just so excited to find the right type of bowls at a local store. I'm going to give away 2 of these bowls to one of you! 
Just leave me a comment below, and I will announce the winner on Friday, Sept. 9th.

28 comments:

Michelle K. said...

Very neat idea!!
Michelle

Kathy said...

Great idea! Simple, functional and CUTE!

Jessica said...

I LOVE this. Bookmarked. Thanks =D But of course, I would love to win win!

Teje said...

Hi! That's a great idea and those bowls you found are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Super cute magnetic bowls!

Whosies said...

love the idea! so quick and easy too-- and my pins always end up in a jumbled mess anyways. lol
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The Fire Wife said...

That would be so much better than just throwing them on the kitchen table as I sew, and then trying to find them all later (without "finding" them by stepping on them!)

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Love this idea! It is so cute and would be super easy to personalize for the decor of your craft space. If I don't win, I'm heading to Good Will to pick up a bowl :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Amy
abf3615@aol.com

Lucy said...

I am bowled over by these pretty bowls ;)
xx

Rachel Renee said...

I'd love a couple of these bowls, very cute and practical!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Crazy cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Julie

Leah said...

love this! so much better than one of the hardware store bowls

CityHouseStudio said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

such a clever idea, even if I don't win I will probably make myself one!

Karen said...

Great idea! Thanks for the chance.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a great idea - I'll understand if you don't want to post one overseas but I'll be looking out for a suitable bowl!!

seaschell said...

So cute! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Annabella said...

Gorgeous bowl - what a genius idea!

Pamela Nees said...

Well, you are just so creative! Love these bowls!!

Shirley said...

This is a super-cute idea! Now I'm on the hunt for some bowls. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Linda Cates said...

What a neat idea! Love your blog!

Suzanne said...

A terrific idea...thanks for sharing

Jan said...

I'm not entering, because I already use this idea. Brilliant.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I saw this tutorial at Diary of a Quilter last year, maybe this is where you saw it too. :)

http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/07/magnetic-pin-dish-tutorial.html

Pretty finds!

Deanna said...

Now why didn't I think of that? Genius!

Deb said...

Love the creativeness! I think the blue bowl in the first picture is beautiful.

Kelly said...

What a great idea!!!