Monday, 24 August 2009

Cupcake Pincushion

I really like this project!!! It looks yummy!!! Like a Cupcake!!!
I used this cap from a liquid detergent bottle.I cut a piece of felt about 6inches in diameter and did a running stich around the edge of the circle.I put some Aleen's Tacky glue around the cap. It's not a good pic (came out blurry) but you can see the glue around the outside edges and rim of the cap.I put some quilt batting in the bottle cap and inside the felt and pulled gently on the thread to draw it together. I fit it on the bottle and pulled it as tight as it could go. Don't pull too hard or you might burst the thread! That's what I did the first time and had to stitch it all over again!! When you have it tight enough around the cap, finish off the stitching.Using a tool such as what I have shown here, (you can use a bone folder or stylus or even your scissors blade,anything that you can use), I tucked the edges down along the rim of the cap. If you don't have enough glue, lift up the felt a bit and add more glue. I let it set for a while before embellishing it.Here's my yummy cupcake pincushion embellished with velvet ribbon and stickles to look like sprinkles!

17 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

Adorable, and SO easy!!!!

Barb said...

That's so cute, and first I've heard of a project using those laundry soap lids!!
blessings and thanks for sharing.
barbara jean

Okispice said...

Well is that cool??!! I have a little pincushion that is made from a water bottle cap and you wear it like a ring. I got it at a craft show and could never figure out how to do it. This tutorial is perfect. Thanks so much!

Liszha said...

You have such great thoughts!

Claire, Clara_Croft said...

Great idea !

Claire

kazzells said...

wowie!!! What a fab idea!! May have to give this one a go my self, what a great way to upcycle fabby work hun

kazx

DeeDee said...

hey I love your name and your awesome idea...So very cute...I would have never thought of this..

Deanna( aka DeeDee)

visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com/

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that's way cute! I love the sprinkles, I'll be linking.

Nat said...

Very cute Deanne!!

Nat said...

Very cute Deanne!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Great repurposing!!! very cute. :0)

Stephanie

Smriti said...

That is soooooo creative!

Marisa Torres Torres said...

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡QUE ALFILETERO MÁS ORIGINAL!!!!!!!!LINDÍSIMOOOOOO.BESOS DESDE ESPAÑA.

Julie Allain said...

Oh that is wonderful!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Clever clever clever! How many of those tops have I thrown out and never even thought about their uses!! Thank you for sharing this with us. Our minds are full of ceaseless wonders..
Sharon

Rubyred said...

What a clever idea!
Rachel x

beadneed@msn.com said...

Hi!! What an awesome idea that you came up with for the laundry soap tops!!! This is too cute!! I will definately have to try this!!! And Okispice said that she wanted to figure out how to make the ones that you wear like a ring, well, you have to place two holes in the lid that you are using (like a water bottle) and then you size it with the thinner white elastic, then tie the elastic off, or glue it into the lid before placing the batting/stuffing in, then finish off with the fabric and little embellishments as you planned and they come out great!!!!