This easy and quick Hot Pad Holder that attaches to the fridge or any magnetic surface, holds scissors, pens or anything you need to keep track of.
While making one, it’s easy to make another to give away!
Hot Pad Magnetic Holder
Magnets – strong ones
To start off, you need a hot pad. Be careful not to get one that is too thick.
1- Before you purchase one, fold it in half to make sure it is not too bulky. If you have one with a pocket, that is fine, you can see that mine has a pocket.
2- Using ALL strands of the embroidery floss, thread the needle and double over. Making about 2 feet of ALL threads on either side of the needle.
3- ake the hot pad, fold it in half at an angle to form a point. See all pictures for direction to see how the fold is created.
4- Pin if needed, or simply hold with one hand and stitch with the other.
5- Whip stitch the length. To do this, take the thread to the inside, put the needle down through about an inch or so of the stitches and pull through.
6- Continue this stitch all the way up the hot pad.7- After stitching all the way to the top, knot the thread by looping the thread and the needle through a few times as shown below.8- Cut the thread close to the knot.
9- With a hot glue gun, glue the magnets onto the back of the hot pad holder (you need the strong ones from the craft store to hold the weight of the hot pad and anything else you chose to put in it).
Back sideFront sideOptions to decorate your holder with such as pre-made flower or over sized-button. Check in the craft and wrapping paper/card section for embellishments.I chose an embellishment I found in the jewelry making section along with a pinch ball connector
I stitched it on and tied a piece of cording in the loopFor the Pen:
I purchased this cool felt flower for about $1.50 at the craft store (Hobby Lobby); use any flower or topper you’d like.
1- Cut off part of the stem if necessary. You want to make sure you can easily hold the pen to write and not have extra bulk at the lower end of the pen.
2- Using floral tape, which is super cool and sticks to itself, wrap the tape around the pen and stem to hold them together and cover the pen.
3- Break the floral tape at the bottom of the pen and press to seal.Now you have a handy-dandy holder! Hopefully you made 2, one to give away and one to keep for yourself.Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014