DIY Pincushin Tutorial & FREE giveaway!

Saturday, August 29, 2009 Aimee Larsen 19 Comments

I picked up these beautifully hot pink candle holders at our local thrift store, I'm sure most people looked at them and thought...TAAAACKKY!  I looked at them and thought...$ much?  I'll take them!
This is such an easy project, and now you can be on the lookout for beautifully tacky, tea candle holders.  Here's how!
Pick your fabrics...this is a Jennifer Paganelli - Dance with Me-Kalya in Tea...purchased here.
Draw a circle approximately 4.5 inches for a 2 inch tea candle cup.
cut out and thread your needle with really strong thread, I use silk threads.  Tie a knot on one end leaving a tail your can work with, then 1/4" in all the way around stitch.
When you have come to your starting point, you'll want to pull the thread to start forming a ball.
Grab a small handful of polyfil and stuff it inside while pulling the string tighter and tighter
 Put a dot of hot glue in the bottom of your cup and insert your fabric ball.
Tie on a pretty ribbon and it's ready!
Now, I made one for me and one for show so that means I have one extra.
Leave me a comment below and make sure I can contact you if you win.
I will pick a winner on Friday, September 4th!
Good Luck!


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  2. This is DARLING!!!! You are always so crafty and inspiring! WAHOO! I have to try it out! :) I hope I win it! :) I left the wrong email addy! :( ok, all fixed now! THANKS!!!

  3. I need a new pin cushion!!! Too cute!
    janadec9 at yahoo dot com

  4. What a pretty little pincushion!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  5. Hey Aimee, those are too cute. I love them/

  6. Hey Aimee, I did not know you had a webpage and GREAT Crafts and Craft Ideas! Thanks for sharing you have such a great talent the Lord has blessed you with. Thanks for sharing!

    Carla Chambers

  7. How cute! I love the variety in pin cushions I've been seeing on the blogs lately.

  8. These are darling. I'll have to try making my own if I don't win.


  9. Ok, that's to cute! Very clever! I want one!

  10. OK, I admit it .. it's a bit weird, but .. who isn't? XD

  11. I just LOVE ALL the things you have made, God has really gave you a great talent! Thanks for sharing with us I would love for you to make me something!

  12. TOOO Cute, I need to go make some for Yule presents!!!!!!


  13. Love it!! I need to remember to think "pincushion" while perusing the thrift stores.

  14. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  15. I just stumbled onto your site and I am glad I did. I need a new pin cushion so I think I will try to make this one. It is really a crafty idea. I love it.

  16. Love your site its full of inspirational idea and tutes thanks for sharing take care Nicole x

  17. Love this pin cushion, I am always looking for things like this.


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