I know where I'll start...one of my dogs ate my pin cushion! Max (the lab) decided it looked tasty (tomato shaped, he's not the brightest crayon in the carton) so he took a bite. Did you know those pin cushions are full of sawdust? I didn't either. SO, I needed a new pin cushion. I had an empty almond can (thanks becca!) and fabric left over from another project*.
I covered the outside of the can with some self-adhesive fabric from my scrapbooking stash. I cut a circle of cardboard the same size as the lid. I hot glued a fluffy blob of fiberfill stuffing onto the circle. I cut a circle of fabric approximately 2x larger than the lid size (ended up being 6 inches across) and centered it over the fiberfill. Next I hot glued the edges of the fabric to the underside of the cardboard, creating a fat pillow with a cardboard base. Have I mentioned how much I love my new glue gun? It's low temp so I can manipulate the glue with my fingers (or press fabric directly onto it) without burning the heck out of myself. Of course, this only holds true if you don't touch the TIP of the glue gun. ouch. cuticle burn.
Once I had my fat pillow/pincushion top, I cut a long strip of fabric (3x the perimeter of the lid) folded it in half along the length, and hot glued as I gathered it to the underside of the cardboard, creating the ruffle.
I filled the can with aquarium gravel to keep it from tipping, then hot glued the lid on. I hot glued the padded pillow/cardboard piece on top and here we go!
*Fabric remnant is thanks to my amazing sister-in-law Tracy! She made me an awesome-wicked-cool ribbon board using this fabric, and gave me the leftovers so I could use it for other projects. Now, my pincushion matches my ribbon board! and I still have gobs of fabric left.
SO, I will try not to be a stranger, in fact, you may get sick of my posting projects soon. Just a warning.
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