jam jar pin cushion [with magnetic bottom!]

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I’ve always hated my weird tomato pin cushion…why don’t more people sell/make cuter versions of pin cushions?! And, WHY is there NOT a magnet in every pin cushion so that you can suck up all the pins that didn’t make it back to the cushion when you’re in a sewing frenzy (any one else find pins all over the place after a sewing project?).

So, I’ve had this idea stuck in my head for a while. Sometimes, it takes me a while (or a push like a fun contest) to put my ideas to reality. As a crafter, I often think of ideas that would make my world (in craftland) better/more pretty/more practical. This fits the bill on all counts.  And here’s how to do it!

You’ll need:

  • 4 oz. canning jar
  • Small piece of cute fabric
  • Stuffing (I used some extra needle felting I had from another project)
  • Magnet Sheet

STEP ONE:

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Use the inside of the canning lid to trace a circle on magnetic sheet.

STEP TWO:
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Cut out the circle in the magnetic sheet.

STEP THREE:
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The magnetic sheet had adhesive on one side, but I used a little hot glue to secure it in place. Super glue would work too.

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STEP FOUR:

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Grab a handful of fluff…

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Do you best to squish it in ball on top of the center insert of the canning lid.

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Then cover with your fabric.

STEP FIVE:

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With the fluff and fabric on top, push the canning insert up into the lid, this is a little tricky.

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STEP SIX:

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Trim off the excess fabric from the bottom of the lid. I used a small pair of scissors to cut off most of it.

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And then I used an exacto knife to get the rest until it looked like this.

THE FINAL PRODUCT!

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Just screw the lid on the jar, and you have yourself an adorable, practical pin cushion!

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And it sucks up all your rogue pins, too!

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