I know we just went over a creative pincushion idea (our last post on The Sewing Machine Pincushion) but I figured we’d keep rolling with this idea. You can never have too many crafts to consider, right?
This craft functions as both a pincushion and storage device. It’s the perfect way to keep things organized without having to rely on unattractive plastic storage containers. Stick your pins on top and place spools of thread inside.
If you are like me, you have a stash of mason jars just waiting to be used! I honestly use them for everything from drinking vessels, snack jars, and plant pots. If you find yourself without a mason jar, then you can find them at just about any market, 99 cent store, or thrift store. The best thing about them is that they are incredibly affordable.
I love using this idea as a gift for any fellow crafter friends I have. You can place some delicate lace, unique ribbons, interesting buttons, or decorative thread inside to complete your thoughtful gift. You’ll see how endless the options are once you browse a craft store!
- Mason Jar
- Cardstock or any thick paper you find.
- Stuffing material or “fluff”
- Craft glue, super glue, or a glue gun
First, trace a circle onto your paper. I found an old folder to use, but you can use card-stock, scrapbooking materials, or any type of thick paper you have around your home.
A great idea is to use paper with a pattern on it to make your jar extra snazzy.
Just place the inside of the lid on top of your paper and trace it.
Cut the circle out using your scissors. You can place this aside until we need it later on.
With your linen centered above the lid, put some “fluff’ in your circle of fabric. Push it through a bit so a bulge is created.
The lid should be locked into place once you push it up.
Glue the extra lengths of fabric down under the lid.
You mason jar pincushion is almost complete…..all you need to do now is place some sewing supplies inside and twist on your lid!
There we go. Much better! How sweet does that look? It took almost no time at all to make too!
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