I am one of those crazy women who have way too many projects going at any one time! Almost every room I go in has a project that needs work. I knit and crochet in the living room, sew and craft in my studio, and work on needlepoint in the living room (I feel needlepoint is a refined art and should be in the best room in the house!)
Needless to say, along with the wool, fabric, paper and glue comes needles, pins and all things pointy. I can’t tell you how many times I have stepped on a sewing needle or pin. I should actually say, how many times I have shoved a needle or pin in my foot! If you are a crafty sort of person, you know this can hurt like crazy! I think I would rather someone cut off my little toe, than deal with a needle stuck in my foot!
In order to keep old sewing needles and bent pins out of my foot and in their proper place, I came up with this Used Needle Keeper. I had just run out of a spice that I had purchased at Target and decided the bottle would make the perfect used needle keeper. I loved the fact that it was glass and had a silver top. I thought it would go perfectly in my sewing room.
I decided to paint part of the jar so that I wouldn’t have to see the needles everyday and because I wanted it to look pretty! Every girl wants something pretty around, don’t they? I also decided to leave the “pour” section of the container on. I think it helps keep the needles from falling out if the keeper falls over.
A few nice things about the Used Needle Keeper are:
- You can paint it according to your decor
- It will hold hundreds of needles
- You can safely dispose of all your used needles at once
- You can put those band-aids back in the bathroom where they belong
The steps to make this Needle Keep are easy. Here is what you do:
- Find an old container (I used a spice bottle)
- Grab your paint, paint brush and some painters tape
- Tape of a section of the container
- Paint away. I needed about 3 coats of the chalk paint
- Let it dry and start to store your used needles
If you have little ones in the house and you worry they may open a needle keeper like the one I just shared, grab an old prescription bottle and put your needles in there! I would leave it looking like a medicine bottle and not make it attractive to little ones. Children know to stay away from medicine and would stay away from your needles also!
Thanks so much for stopping by. How do you keep your needles in check? I would love to hear about it!
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