Monday, January 30, 2012
Pin Cushions ~ Using Kitchen and Art Utensils
These pin cushions were made with a small piece of scrap material and items from thrift stores - an ice cream dish, a metal paint mixing cup, a mini coffee cup, and a vintage jello mold.
Depending on the size of your container, gather polyester filling into the backside of a scrap piece of material.
Gather the material ends and pull tight. Tie the gathered material with a piece of string (I used scrap string from animal feed bags). Knot securely.
I used to use a rubber band, but over the years, they will fall apart. You might also try using a metal bread twist tie.
Trim off the extra material. Place glue into your container (I used E6000 for this project), and push your new pin cushion down into your container, so that your rounded end (as shown in the photo) is up. Allow to completely dry.