Wednesday, January 23, 2013
pin cushion canister
Chris and I decided to make an effort with birthday gifts. We’re awful givers; wonderful receivers though. We certainly receive it. It was my sister’s birthday in January and after her party I was like, we probably should have gotten her something, hey? So belatedly, I made her a pin cushion canister! It only cost me $5. (Enjoy, Kelsey!! Your birthday is worth $5 and unlimited in terms of craftiness.) I got the idea from a Pinterest post on mason jar pin cushions. I couldn’t find a mason jar, so I got a canister instead.
Go to your local dollar store and buy a glass canister and basic sewing kit stuff- sewing needles, pins, thread, etc. You’ll also need fabric, stuffing and a glue gun. Remove the lid from the canister (metal pieces too, and careful because that stuff pinched me!) and use it as a guideline to draw a circle into your fabric. Add about 3 inches more to the diameter of your fabric.
Cut the fabric and remove the rubber seal around the lid. Glue the fabric around the edge of lid, but leave a small opening. Take your stuffing and fill the top of the lid until it’s bulbous.
Glue the hole up and place the rubber seal back around the lid. Take the metal piece, wrap it around your new pin cushion and attach it to the canister bottom. Fill the canister with sewing supplies. Now you have a pin cushion canister!
The last thing I have to do is resist the temptation to keep it all to myself. Happy birthday, Kelsey! Anyone have inexpensive birthday gift ideas?