Monday, April 25, 2011

Thirty-Second Needle Holder


I'm a bit obsessive about dropping a needle or pin in the house because I'm afraid that I'll step on it or worse, my cats will try to eat it (I've caught one of them trying to eat screws so it's a possibility!). To keep my needles safely organized and away from my cats, I've made a simple needle holder.

Supplies needed:
  • tube-shaped candy or pill container
  • felt
  • marker 
  • scissors
  • needles or pins
Step 1
Step 1: Use the marker to mark the height of your container on the felt. I've decided to use the pill container since it has a childproof lid.

Step 2
Step 2: Cut out a length of felt that is the height of your container and about 4-5 inches long. Roll up the felt and see if it will fit inside the tube. If there's too much, trim it off.

Step 3
Step 3: Put your needles in the felt. Make sure they are all pointing the same way.

Step 4
Step 4: Roll up the felt and put it in the tube. Be sure the needles are always pointing towards the bottom of the tube so you don't poke yourself when you pull out the felt. 

That's it! If you like you can also decorate the tube (I used stickers). I recommend labeling it so it doesn't get thrown away by accident.


Erika Jean said...

Great idea!! I'll have to pass that on to my mom, she's got needles everywhere!

Cat Carlisle said...

Glad you like it!

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