Recycled Pin Cushion

First, let me say that this was unfortunately not my idea. I often see projects that I think are really fun and recreate them with my own spin. Today’s project was inspired by Living with Punks. With all the sewing and crafting that I do, I didn’t own a single pin cushion until now. The old tomato cushion was just not for me. I wanted something inventive, and when I saw this, it just fit. I have a large supply of recyclables in my sewing closet. I try to recycle everything that I can … so much so that waste industries gets an extra $12.00 from me every three months so that I can save them money by recycling twice the average amount. (Seem unfair? I think so!) But that’s enough of my rant.

I had a few almond cans, so I used an almond can like in the tutorial. You could easily use a baby food jar, peanut can or any shallow can/jar. Use your imagination!

Supplies:

Jar/Can
A fiberfill
Fabric
Paint, Modge Podge, Craft glue, patterned paper or any other craft items to decorate

1. I painted the container with several different colors by layering and dabbing on paint.

2. I cut a bird from decorative scrapbook paper and used hot glue to attach it to the container.

3. I filled the can with a fiberfill.

4. I used a scrap of coordinating fabric for the top. You basically cover the fibers with the fabric and stuff them into the container.

That’s it! Insert your pins and enjoy sewing!

 

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About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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