If you love making your 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.

Simple Gifts: DIY Tea Cup Pin Cushion

DIY Supplies needed:

  • Teacup, saucer
  • Hot glue, glue gun
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Cotton balls or batting
  • Pins
  • Rubber band

We were able to find a cup 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. That gives it even more character. We used pure 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 part of scrap fabric and lay it so the pattern is facing down. Place a large bundle of batting or cotton balls on the material. 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 cotton bag and apply a very generous dab of glue on the bottom of it. Place the bag in your teacup and press. You want the fabric to adhere well to the inside of the cup.

4. Now, all you need to do is give your piece a little time to dry.


That is all there is to making your teacup pincushion. A piece like this is so sweet and an excellent way for the sewing enthusiast in your life to keep pins handy!

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.