About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
40 mins

Turn an almond can in to a pincushion

Posted by Susan P. Published See Susan P.'s 5 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    I saved some 6oz. flavored almond cans (we've got lots :)), not knowing how I was going to use it....

    Well, as they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree (I know that is usually used for a mother/daughter reference, but you get the drift) because although my craft does not involve sewing, I can use it in the sewing room!

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    I started by cutting a piece of scrap fabric the circumference of the can, basically 11.5 x 2.5, and mod-podged it to the side.

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    I stuffed the can with fiberfill

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then took my 5" diameter piece of fabric and filled it in my hand...this will give some loftiness to the cushion...

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    And stuffed it down into the sides,

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    making sure to center the circle

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    I didn't want to just throw the plastic top away, so I cut it out in the shape of a funky flower

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    ...and mod-podged some fabric to it. I used a cute piece of felt for the flower center

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    And glued the funky flower to the pincushion

  • How to make a recycled pin cushion. Tin Can Pincushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    I love it and it looks soooo cute in my sewing room

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Susan P.
Susan P. · 5 projects
Hi Bernadette, No. You don't glue. Just pack it in and it will keep. Every once in a while I have to adjust it, but it stays pretty well Happy
Reply
Bernardette D.
Bernardette D. · Lovington, New Mexico, US · 2 projects
do you glue the fabric filled coushin to the can on the inside or do you just leave it like that?
Reply
Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
I really need a new pin cushion. This is fabulous. I have to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing ^_^
Reply
Mallory Howard
Mallory Howard · Overland Park, Kansas, US · 6 projects
That's great! I have those little red tomatoes and whenever I push the pins too far into them they poke me through the bottom. With this they wont! Great idea and great way to recycle!
Reply
Willow Bon-Bon
Willow Bon-Bon · London, GB · 29 projects
I love it - would make a great present!
Reply