My name is Tilly and I am clumsy. Seriously, I drop my pins on the floor ALL. THE. TIME. A magnetic pin holder is a must-have in my house to avoid those pins flying all over the carpet (and to quickly pick them up when they do), and I thought I’d share an easy DIY to make your own, using air-dry clay.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, I got into playing with modelling clay, and made a few things like necklaces, egg cups, pinch pots… and a pin holder. It’s a lovely craft to get into as it uses very little equipment, and you can experiment to make pretty much anything you can imagine.
One thing I should say very clearly is that I am not a modelling clay expert, I’m just sharing what I did and a few things I learnt along the way. If I can do it, you can too!
So if you fancy making your own magnetic pin holder with air-dry clay, read on… or watch the video below!
- Air-dry clay (I used Fimo Air Basic)
- Acrylic paint and brush
- Gloss varnish (I used Fimo Gloss Varnish)
- Strong magnet (mine is 25mm [1in] diameter, 3.5mm [1/4in] thick)
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Add a coat of gloss varnish to protect the paint and give it a nice finish.
If you make one, I’d love to see it! Share with us on Instagram @TillyButtons using the hashtag #tillyandthebuttons.