Thursday, June 4, 2009
Make your own needle holder with your own pictures or designs. Great for those doing embroidery and cross stitch.
2 pieces of magnet cut or punched in heart shape(old magnet business cards work)
1 picture or design cut or punched in heart shape
1 piece of card stock in heart shape(color to match picture)
2 jump rings 5/16" diameter(like a small key ring)
1 chain or decorative cord
Double Stick Tape(not required if peel and stick magnet material is used)
Heart Shape Punch, Scissors, 1/16" Hole Punch, and Needle Nose Pliers
1. Cut 2 heart shape magnets using punch or scissors.
2. Cut or punch heart shape with a picture or design you like(works best if on card stock).
3. Cut or punch heart shaped piece of color coordinated card stock.
4. Attach the picture and card stock hearts to the 2 magnet hearts(glue,tape, or peel & stick)
5. Laminate the 2 card stock surfaces with clear packing tape and trim excess tape.
6. Lay the front picture heart assembly on top of the card stock heart assembly with magnets face to face.
7. Using hole punch 1/16" or larger, punch 2 hole in the 2 facing heart assemblies as in the photo.
8. Using pliers insert the 2 jump rings into the 2 punched holes joining the assemblies together.
9. Thread a chain or decorative cord through the 2 jump rings as in photo.
10. Now you have a heart shape needle holder you wear like a necklace, that flips open to hold needles as in photo.
PIN NEEDLE HOLDER
I gave one of the necklace needle holders to a friend and she had problems with it getting tangled with her glasses that she hangs around her neck. So I made her a new needle holder as a lapel pin. Use the same materials as above with these additions.
1 decorative button to make the pin, IE the fan & purse in photos.
1 jewelery pin
1 piece of decorative cord
Supper Glue or Hot glue
1. Follow steps 1 - 8 from necklace needle holder.
2. Thread decorative cord through the jump rings on the completed heart assembly.
3. Thread the 2 ends of the cord through the holes in the flat part of jewelery pin, one end of cord through opposite hole in pin.
4. Tie the 2 ends of the cord together and flatten down.
5. Clip off the shaft button hole and sand the back .
6. Glue button to the jewelery pin as in the photos.
7. Pin to your blouse etc.