Diy Magnetic Pin Plate

by Destri on March 12, 2012

Diy Magnetic Pin Plate
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This is one of my most favorite projects ever, a magnetic pin plate.  They are so simple and fun to make. Because they have so many uses, they have become my go-to gift for just about any occasion.  I made a plate for my son’s teacher last year to hold paper clips and such, one for a friend to hold bobby pins in the bathroom, and of course it makes the best gift for anyone that sews as a pin plate.  Are you ready for the easiest diy ever?  Catch me after the jump!

Diy Magnetic Plate

Supplies Pin Plate


  • 4 little disc magnets, or one big one – don’t try to use the self adhesive ones, they are not strong enough
  • E-6000 glue
  • pretty little dish


First, make sure the bottom of the plate is clean.  Then dab a little of the glue where the magnet(s) will go.

Firmly place the magnets over the glue. If you have multiple magnets, they will try to pull together, so I just hold them in place for a minute.  Let it dry for about an hour.

Pins on Magnetic Pin PLate

Then throw some pins, paperclips, or whatever else on the plate. Easy right? In this photo I am holding the pin plate up vertically, and the pins stay put.

They make the perfect addition to any gift, as most people can use them.  Just pick up some pretty vintage plates from your local thrift store, keep some glue and magnets on hand and you will always have a little gift to give at a moments notice.

Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone has a great start to their week.  It finally quit raining here, so we’re packing up for a day at the park – I even have a new book to take along :)


Linked to the fabulous Skip To My Lou

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