Vintage Sugar Bowl Pin Cushion

by - January 29, 2013

Finally!  The sun is shining and the temperature is mild here today.  Woo hoo!  It instantly changes my mood and gets me back into crafting mode.  Last night I decided to turn this vintage sugar bowl into a pretty pin cushion.

I always seem to have a ton of fabric remnants floating around and this one reminds me of spring so I immediately grabbed it.  The sugar bowl is something my hubby found at an estate sale last year.  Last Easter I had it dressed up with faux Dollar Store moss and some eggs, but I decided to give it a more practical makeover since I'm always looking for my pins.
I used a plate to cut a fabric circle.  Then I started looping in my thread - leaving enough at the ends so I could pull it together to form my pin cushion.
Then I filled it with Polyfil and tied my two thread ends together to close it up.  A little hot glue around the bottom of the fabric and I'm good to go!  And since spring is on my mind (obviously!), I added a little spring bird tag.  This literally took me all of 10 minutes and now I have a sweet new place to stick my pins.


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  1. Such a darling project! I just can't get enough of those beautiful springy fabrics lately. What a great way to use them!

  2. cute!! I sooo need to get creative again. Part of me is missing right now..the creative part.


  3. Cute project - I can't resist polishing tarnished silver - and then when it is nice and shiny, I wish that I let it stay tarnished - haha - crazy, huh?


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