Mother’s Day is around the corner! This mini frame pin cushion is a quick, cute gift you can make.
(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me sharing NEW tutorials every Tuesday!)
When I saw these itty bitty frames in the dollar bins at Michael’s I had to grab a few. They come in fun colors, the shape is gorgeous, and you can do so much with them. Did I mention that they’re only ONE dollar? Read on to learn how I turned a miniature frame into a fun pin cushion.
- Mini Frame
- Cork board (or steel wool)
- Fabric Scrap
How to make your own framed pin cushion:
Step 1: Cut a piece of cork board to fit in the front of the frame. I had cork left from another project, but you could recycle it from the back of old coasters or dollar store coasters, since you only need a 2 inch square. (A reader offered the advice of using steel wool instead of cork…she said it helps keep the pins sharp!)
Step 2: Cut a fabric scrap slightly larger than the cork. Use a hot glue gun to glue the corners down first, then fold the edges over and hot glue to finish.
Step 3: Glue the fabric covered cork into the frame.
My fun little framed pin cushion is such a happy addition to my crafting desk! It’s pretty and functional. I like that it lays down flat when I’m using it, and when I’m done I can stand it up so it takes less space. Heck, I might even use it as a little pin board for instagram pictures! Why not?