I didn’t go into the Dollar Store last week looking for pincushions. Honestly, I can’t remember what I went for, but as usual, I couldn’t resist going back to the garden department. I spotted these little ceramic farm animals with the artificial succulents in them. My initial thought was these would look cute with real hens and chicks in them.
It wasn’t until I got home with them that I remembered a pincushion I had made years ago from a little plastic truck. I had been thinking of some small items I could take to the Georgia Junkers 41 Junk Show in March, and these would make perfect pin cushions.
I didn’t have any batting, but remembered these old pillows that I had stored away. They could be re purposed, using the batting and vintage fabric for one of the pincushions.
I scrounged around in my stash, and found an old pillow sham for the other.
First, I pulled out the succulents and styrofoam holding it. Rocks were glued on, but were easy to come off.
Next, I covered a ball of the cotton batting with the fabric and stitched closed This does not have to be perfect. It’s not going to be seen, and will be stuffed down into the vase. Make it oversized, filling the vase and proofing over the top. I just rearranged until I had the look I wanted.
Farmhouse decor is everywhere, and here is a barnyard full of Pincushions for keeping or giving as gifts. Total cost? $4.00 each The vases were $3 and a pack of pins $1.
I didn’t finish the pig yet I’ll need to go to the fabric store for coordinating fabric.