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Today I have a project to share with Valentine's Day in mind,
for all those crafty girlyfriends. A vintage style candy jar
with a pin cushion topper. It is fantastic for buttons later on!
I wish I had a jar full of candy hearts to put inside, but a store run
was not in my day yesterday. hehe
Ok so I am going to give you the bare bones, (not a quilter) version
of a how-to. Using every day supplies. You just need a jelly jar,
a lid, ring, cardboard, cotton balls, sewing machine, & fabric.
I used the Samantha Walker Wanna Be A Cowboy fabric in PINK (of course)
did you know SW makes several amazing fabrics? Well she does
that's why I used this. :) Anyways you need just about a half fat quarter
in all, not much really. You will want to make a ribbon with the fabric, and make
it about 20" long, and a ruffle as well about 12" long.
Don't worry about getting the stitches perfect,
it's that cute hand made feel you are going for.
Just cut the cardboard slightly smaller than the lid. Make sure it's not the
same size. I made my first one the same size and it would not fit in the ring.
**shhh** don't tell anyone LOL I totally freestyle like 99% of my crafts
and it usually bites me in the butt half the time LOL
Now you can totally be a pro and use batting, but I did not have any
and babysat a friend the day I made this so I used cotton balls instead
and to be honest they work perfectly fine. The less dense balls are better.
Just hot glue a bunch of cotton balls onto the cardboard only.
Really pack them on well.
Then cut the fabric into a circle a few inches larger then the cardboard
circle. (don't worry you can trim later) Carefully and SNUGGLY glue
the fabric over the top, really stretching and securing, gluing underneath.
Then adhere the fabric piece in the ring to make sure it fits! LOL
I had to trial run this twice....if you glue it in the ring first then it
ensures a nice fit. THEN you can glue it to the lid when you tuck the lid
up into the ring. The lid and ring should be one piece, so when you
twist it off later it all stays together.
After you finish the pin cushion, just add your ruffle and ribbon.
Fill jar with candy or buttons and give with a smile! :)
I hope you enjoyed my project today and here I have one more quick
project for those digital scrapping friends I have *wink*
My sweet boys sleeping.....
being me, I am a couple months behind always LOL
I used the Kokeshi Paper Pack lines that can be found here
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Have fun and please share if you make this project, I would
love to see it! Thank YOU for popping by, without you I would
be so lonely. :) Happy Hump Day!