Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cupcake Pin Cushions!

Today I'm over at Dollar Store Crafts sharing how to make these cute cupcake pin cushions. Once you get the basics on the larger size, come back and get details on how to make the tiny one...


...you can even turn it into a pin cushion ring, for when you need to keep some pins "close at hand!"


Recognize my "cupcake paper"? It's the lid from a Cherry Coke!
To make the ring, I cut a red hair tie and threaded the ends through the two holes I drilled, leaving enough room at the bottom for my finger to fit through.


Then I simply tied a square knot and clipped the ends.


The rest of the pin cushion is constructed the same way as the larger one. I used a 2 1/4" diameter circle for the cupcake top. You can use the same holes you used for the elastic to tie down the top -- just use a little caution not to snag the elastic. For the cherry I used a 1 1/8" diameter circle.
I used 6 strands of thread to create those little sprinkles -- each sprinkle is just a simple stitch.


Done! This one is my favorite!
I'm going to use this one for my hand sewing needles. Seems like they are always getting lost in the "guts" of my larger pin cushions... but there's no way to lose them in this tiny little guy!

46 comments:

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Love this! Plastic drink top cupcake base is truly inspired ... I'm gonna make me one of these soon as .. (that's soon as I've got through cutting all the fabric for a quilt ... sheesh!)

Thanks for a really brill idea!

Fritzi aka dabigmaus said...

Sooo cute!!
I´ll try to find a §store with ramequins!!

Oh, from personal experience (haha) I´d say the problem was not the bit size but the lack of a block or something under the ramequin when drilling. LOLL...

Rosa said...

Gorgeous! How simple but oh so effective :)

Anna said...

these are so so cute! care you are the best at coming up with such creative materials for your projects! I love it!

Cole's Corner said...

Super cute! I love it.

Angela Pea said...

TCFW!!!! (Too Cute For Words!)

Jones974 said...

Very very cute!!

casserole said...

Soooo cute!! (Both sizes!) I linked to your tutorials over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-cupcake-pincushions-in-large-and-mini-sizes/2011/01/04/

--Anne

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I have wanted a cupcake pin cushion, and seen all the patterns out there that looked super tricky, but I could TOTALLY do this! Thanks for helping me figure it out!

Jan said...

Such a cute idea.

Jen said...

Itty bitty- your favorite! So cute and a soda top? Genius :)

Christina said...

Super cute! It'll be the perfect gift for my pal's birthday. :)

Cupcake Mama said...

Such a clever use of materials!

Kristiane said...

what a great idea. I need to try to make one. I always drop my needels on the floor because they are everywere. thanks- ;-)

Kristiane

Tiffany said...

Great idea, I'm going to make a few of these!

taidyeoriginal said...

I really love these! How creative! ~tai @ taidye original

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

mmmmmmmm.... cupcakes. Awesome idea! I love it!! maybe I need to whip one up before I start my next quilt!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

mckay said...

so clever with the coke lid!

Eunice said...

You are so creative. I've never fail to be amazed by your talent and cute project. Will have to try this soon : )

FoofandFaff said...

Aah this is too cute! What a clever idea, I just dont have the imagination for such things :)

Callen said...

that is absolutely adorable!

Nelda said...

very cute, I love it, can wait to star my own one
thank you for sharing

TUTU Monkey said...

toooooo cute...going to do this today!!

Thanks!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Hey Care! Love these pincushions - I featured them today on my blog! :)
http://www.flamingotoes.com

Chris said...

Absolutely adorable and practical...what a combination!

Sachiko said...

You are so clever! I love the mini cupcake, so adorable!

mommarocks said...

love it!

Manderley said...

It's beautiful and very easy, i like it. Now i made one!

xo

Karenmomofthree said...

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http://karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.com/

Maegan said...

How CUTE! I would love it if you linked up over here!http://www.worldshakingdesigns.com/2011/01/maegans-manic-mondays.html
Please feel free to link up any other projects that you have!

Vally said...

i love the mini cupcake!so cute!

Christie said...

now that is amazing!! I absolutely love it!!!

fashionkittytokyo said...

I just made this very cute and easy

Ms Muffin said...

Finally taking some time to get some blog reading - and commenting - done. :-)
These are so so so so cute! So much cuter than the one I did a while ago ...
http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2010/04/cupcake-pincushion.html
Mine for some reason looks rather like a big mushroom or something ... :-)

Love yours!
Is it alright if I feature your tutorials at my Germany blog sometime? These are just so darling!

The Lavendar Tree said...

This is darn cute. I've also made small ones with bottle caps and put a velcro dot on the bottom and then another on my sewing machine. A very handy little spot for pins while sewing. When it's full you can easily take it off and reload the pins into your bigger pin cushion. Ann

Giselle said...

aaa muy lindo
grax por compartir

simone ribeiro said...

Muito criativo.. lindooooo

flo said...

so nice! Thanks for charing the turorial!

Have a nice day!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

oh my goodness cuteness! I am so going to make my husband finish his root beer tonight so I can have the bottle lid!

catwest said...

Hey .. .Ilike the little ring size one. I made a bunch of the full sized ones and i came up with a different way to make the hole. I do have an electric drill, and use it for many things, but some plastics will crack no matter what. I lit a candle. Then, holding a long, thin nail with a pair of needle nose pliars, hold the nail over the flame for a few seconds, untill you see "red" .. quickly pierce the plastic where you want your hole .. repeat for second hole. To cool the nail quickly, run it under cold water for a second or two. I've long used this method. It may leave a black/sooty mark on your project, but so what - thats on the bottom.

nan said...

Quiane, adorei essa ideia parabens. Nan.

Rebecca Ednie said...

The post on dollar store crafts says not to use felt. However I'm pretty sure it would work fine if you had high quality wool felt instead of acrylic felt from the dollar store. Yes, it ups the cost but in case you can't find pink fleece...

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wouldn't piercing from the inside leave the marks there? Even better than on the bottom!

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