Vintage Pin Cushion Tutorial

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This was such a simple craft to make and I just ♥love♥ the way it turned out!

A few weeks ago I came across this craft in Romantic Country Magazine and have been wanting to make it ever since.  This is a design by Dawn Edmonson at The Feathered Nest.  I went to my favorite antique store yesterday, The Preserve Cottage {Pam also has a wonderful online shop} and found the beautiful silver plated, monogrammed creamer and used that as my starting point.  I had everything else on hand.

I first stuffed some tissue paper into the bottom of the creamer.

Next, I cut a small square of white broadcloth, gathered the edge with a gathering stitch, placed a small amount of fiberfill in the center, pulled the stitching tightly and knotted it off.

Next, I hot glued some antique lace trim {I had a table runner that had seen better days with some of the trim missing so I didn’t feel so bad for salvaging what I could}.

I next placed the pouf of fabric and lace into my creamer hot gluing  it into place.  I used a few of my favorite ribbons to make a simple bow, stitching it in the center and attaching some buttons I had saved from my Grandmother’ s button box.  I added some Dritz straight pins, a charm that I had on hand and some vintage hat pins and that was it!

I will have a wonderful chicken salad recipe {made by my oldest son} ~ quick, easy, inexpensive Christmas cones made with paper, glitter, and glue ~ and an advent calendar in the next few days.  I hope to see you back!

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Comments

  1. This is so pretty and you’re right, the perfect gift for someone who sews. Very nice!

  2. Your pincushion turned out just WONDERFUL!!! I love how simple they are to make, yet how beautiful they end up looking, too ~ Thank you so much for mentioning my blog….wishing you a great holiday season! xxoo, Dawn

    Dawn @ The Feathered Nest´s last blog post..A thankful heart ~

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