Friday, April 27, 2012

Candlestick Pincushions

What do you get when you cross Sudafed with a hot glue gun? The wacky idea to turn candlesticks into pincushions!

I have been battling a nasty head cold this week, but after a big ole' dose of cold medicine cocktail, I was feeling well enough to get my craft on.

I have had a couple of dollar store candlesticks sitting on my craft cupboard since Valentine's day. I occasionally drop a loose button into the top of one, but for the most part they have become dust collectors. The other day I had a few straight pins lying around just waiting to roll onto the floor and stab someone. I dropped them into the top of the candlestick and the idea for my candlestick pincushions was born. 

scrap fabric
a handful of stuffing--the polyester kind, not the kind you stuff in the turkey. :P
hot glue gun and glue
tiny rubber band

Cut your fabric into a circle. Mine was around 9 inches.
Wrap the fabric around the stuffing and tie off the end with a rubber band.

Make sure you have your cushion the shape/size you want and cut off the excess fabric.
Hot glue the inside rim of the candlestick and carefully place the cushion into the stick.

Fluff and squish and add your pins.

Voila! In less than 10 minutes you have a new pincusion (or two). 
What household things have YOU turned into pincushions?

Happy Crafting!

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  1. What a smart idea! I usually use a magnetic pin cushion because it's so practical...but this is so pretty that I just might have to change. I really hope you'll be linking up at Etcetorize this week ( Party starts tonight~

  2. I love this idea! i never know what to do with those ugly candle sticks. Now i do. Thank you!

  3. I'm so glad you linked up to Etcetorize last week! I love this project so much that I'll be featuring it at tonight's party. I hope you'll stop by to grab a button from the sidebar and link up again~

  4. I saw this project on Small Things, and laughed out loud as I read this post. I can totally relate to the Sudafed-induced haze and what it can make you do :) Thanks for sharing a great project!

  5. Great project, and as always a fun post to read!
    Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.

  6. Super cute idea!!! I liked how the idea was born! Thanks so much for sharing tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft