Poofy Cheeks: Repurposed Tin-Magnetic Pin Cushion

February 15, 2013

Repurposed Tin-Magnetic Pin Cushion

The only watches I have ever purchased or asked for as gifts were Fossil watches. The first watch I ever bought for myself was a Fossil (I was fourteen years old) and then I asked for a new one for Christmas almost every year after that. The thing I love almost more than the watch itself are the metal tins they come in. I saved most of the tins and kept jewelry in them growing up. Now that I’m an adult it seemed pretty juvenile so I started keeping craft supplies in them. Then it hit me to add a magnet to the inside of the lid and I could use it to catch pins and other metal pieces I had floating around. This is the perfect solution for any type of tin including lovely vintage ones!

Repurposed Tin - Magnetic Pin Cushion - Great for vintage tins!

 Repurposed Tin - Magnetic Pin Cushion - Great for vintage tins!

Repurposed Tin - Magnetic Pin Cushion - Great for vintage tins!

Repurposed Tin - Magnetic Pin Cushion - Great for vintage tins!

Repurposed Tin - Magnetic Pin Cushion - Great for vintage tins!

Enjoy,

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17 comments:

  1. Great, great idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this super simple idea!
    -Ana from www.babbledabbledo.com

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  3. This is a fabulous idea! I have a generic "tomato" pin cushion that came with my sewing kit. No matter how hard I try to keep all my pins in it I still find some under the table days after packing up my sewing supplies. Thankfully no one has stepped on one yet. I'm gonna rummage around for a metal tin now.

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  4. Cool, and so simple, thanks for that, am pinning.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this idea. I found you over at Craftaholics Anonymous. I'm so excited to find another CFL DIY blogger!!! p.s. I love this idea.

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    1. Yay!! There doesn't seem to be many of us Katie! :)

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  6. What a simple but smart idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I agree with everyone else--what an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! :)

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  8. i love this idea! super cute, and a great way to reuse those little tins. :)

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  9. Awesome idea, but I have a dumb question. Where can I get the magnets? I know where I could get magnet tape, but I don't think that would be strong enough.

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    1. Hi Betz! You should be able to find strong enough magnets at Hobby Lobby or Michael's (and don't forget to take a coupon!) ;)

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  10. Wonderful Idea! Just in time for sewing. One of those things you do not think of till you need it. :)

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  11. Great idea, can't believe I never thought of it. Simple and practical and I save Twinings tea tins.

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