Monday, November 28, 2011

Tea Cup Pin Cushion

Hello all! Today I needed a pin cushion like you wouldn't believe! I was working on a project that called for an enormous amount of pins and had them scattered all over my work table so I decided to take a "time-out" and make me a pin cushion!

Here's what I did!

What you will need:
  1. A tea cup
  2. Some faux fur (I used white)
  3. A bit of fiber fill (the stuff you find in a pillow) just enough to fill your cup an inch from the top
  4. Hot glue
  5. Scissors

Once you have all of your materials you will want to lay the fur out with the back side facing up and trace your tea cup opening onto the back side of your faux fur. (Tip: leave a tab on both sides as seen in photo below. This helps in the gluing process and keeps everything tight.)

Now you will want to add your fiber fill to your tea cup. Try to compact as much fiber fill into the tea cup as you can but only to an inch of the top. You want enough room to hot glue in your faux fur. (Tip: Hot glue the sides of the fiber fill into your tea cup. It helps to keep it down and compact. Do NOT hot glue the top middle of the fiber fill though. If this is done then you will have difficulty inserting your straight pins into your pin cushion.)

Last but not least is the hot gluing of the faux fur! Yay! We are almost done! Take your faux fur and begin with one of the tabs. Hot glue it facing inward and work your way around your tea cup. Hot glue the entire faux fur circle into your tea cup and enjoy! Yup, it's that easy guys! New pin cushion with little to no cost!

Yours Truly,

Momma Smith

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