Simple Gifts: DIY Tea Cup Pin Cushion
If you love making your own holiday gifts, saving money, and finding a way to repurpose things, this DIY project fits the bill! This simple gift idea is so easy to make, in fact, you might find yourself wanting to whip up several. A Tea Cup Pin Cushion is the perfect gift for the sewing enthusiast in your life. You can make one using supplies you may already have around the house, and it only takes minutes to whip up. Take a look below at how to make your own.
DIY Tea Cup Pin Cushion Supplies needed:
- Teacup, saucer
- Hot glue, glue gun
- Scrap Fabric
- Cotton balls or batting
- Rubber band
We were able to find a teacup and saucer at our local thrift store for just pennies. Don’t worry if it is not perfect or has a small chip or two. In fact, that gives it even more character. We used a simple white, but feel free to get colourful and creative.
1. Begin by applying a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom of your teacup. Press the cup firmly to the saucer. You can even place a book or two on top of the cup so that the weight helps the two pieces adhere.
2. Next, take your piece of scrap fabric and lay it so the pattern is facing down. Place a large bundle of batting or cotton balls on the fabric. Pull the sides up and wrap them around the batting, almost like you are creating a pouch. Twist the fabric closing off the opening. Tie with a rubber band to keep it closed.
3. Take the pouch of cotton and apply a very generous dab of glue on the bottom of it. Place the pouch in your teacup and press. You want the fabric to adhere well onto the inside of the cup.
4. Now all you need to do is give your piece a little time to dry. When it is done, place a few pins and needles in the cushion.
That is all there is to making your own teacup pincushion. A piece like this is so sweet, and a great way for the sewing enthusiast in your life to keep her pins in order!
So gather your supplies and give this simple and inexpensive gift a try. It is sure to be a gift your recipient and your budget will appreciate.