let's make a pretty magnetic saucer pincushion!!
first you'll need to track down 'power magnets' i found mine at Hobby Lobby. three pack for $3...make sure they are power magnets. they will look like watch batteries. you'll need two for this project.
i like to pretend that the saucers are so sad sitting there on the shelf knowing that without the teacup thay are undesired. then i come along and buy them and give them a second life....i need to get out more :)
anywhoo....you'll need some super glue too. i like the squeeze control gel. (if you get super glue on your fingers- acetone fingernail polish remover will get it off)
okay so let's make a pretty pincushion...
i took some sand paper and roughed up the glaze on the bottom of the saucers. i just wanted to make sure the glue had a good surface it could bond to. wipe it and the magnets with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils and residue to help the glue have a good bonding surface. honestly- this was probably over kill because the magnets will hold themselves pretty good just from the attraction of the pins...
now a short science class. magnets have poles and will either repeal or attract depending on which end of the pole is close to another magnet. this is important because we don't want the repeal in our magnet once glued to the saucer.
Em over at Em Celebrates is running a blog theme that celebrates the sewing notions behind the scenes. this qualifies as celebrating the humble pincushion!