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.

Supplies Needed:

  • Mini Frame 
  • Cork board (or steel wool)
  • Fabric Scrap 
  • Glue 

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?