Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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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.
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
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Have fun and please share if you make this project, I would
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Jona Panesa said...

hi there Cristal!!! Happy V!!! loved this pin cushion jar of yours!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very nice project and tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Helle Bilde Müller said...

Now theres a fun project to it :-)

Lori Comeau said...

That's a great idea for a pin cushion and is a perfect double use item. I was thinking you could put sewing bobbins in there.

Lucy said...

I did something like this with a mini clay planter's pot!

Drayia said...

Looking at your project I had one of those "ah ha" moments. 17 years ago I decorated a jar like this one for my now 17 year old girl to keep all her hair bows in LOL. You did a much better job and I need to go fix a couple of things on that jar, yes I still have it. Thanks for sharing and turning the light on in my head Pinky. I could just see this filled with pink candy corn or Hersey kisses!

Margie H said...

OK..I have to admit that's a cool pin cushion - LOL!!

Had to chuckle about the picture of the sleeping beauties...that's how my boys are like too! LOL!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

I love-love your pin cushion...LOVE IT!

Ziggyeor said...

Love the pic of the boys.

Cute project! I remember making similar lids without the batting to decorate cookie in a jar lids.

Jingle said...

I love making jar pin cushions! This one is cute!

Scrapthat said...

VERY cute! Love your pin cushion!! TFS

Guiseppa said...

Hey cute Cristal! I love your projects! That jar is super cute and I may have to make one too!

JPScraps said...

Very cute idea! The fabrics you chose are beautiful. I love the colors.

Margie said...

I LOVE this!! Pinning for sure!

Dot said...

Great idea! Love that it can have 2 purposes! I think candy in the bottom sounds like a great plan!! You need energy while sewing!

cpup40 said...

I love your jar pincushion. I'm going to have to make me one real soon. Thank you for the tute.

Tammy Ozuna said...

Love the pincushion. I also keep my craft stickpins displayed in a pincussion - makes for easy access!!

Nicole said...

This is a super fun project! And, I appreciate your honesty about trying to figure out the best way to do things and not always finding it the first time! ;)

Angi Barrs said...

I'm soooo lovin' that pin cushion jar. :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

i love that pincushion jar project. I have to tell you, I am a go with the flow, i bet I can make that type of crafter too. when you can figure out how to make stuff and how to fix mistakes? You're awesome. ;)

Yvonne said...

Cute projects!

Gwen said...

What super great projects! Your pin cushion/jar topper is adorable!

famillemarleau said...

Cute pin cushion. Love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love this project. And putting buttons in the bottom is a great idea.

AJ said...

awesome projects Pinky!

Karen L said...

Super sweet project and so creative! I've never seen a pin cushion on a jar, but that makes so much sense to use it for storage as well! Love this!

Trisha said...

Great projects, Pinky. Love your layout. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Joan said...

Super cute project!!!

Liz said...

Ahh bummer i went and bought that polyfill and didnt think to use cotton when ii did mine great money saver

Jan Garber said...

Nice of you to share the tutorial with us! Cute jar, and layout! Made me smile!

jennmom2000 said...

What a great project! I love it.

I'd love to win too.

Kray said...

I love this idea! I think I am going to "lift" this idea!

Marie97 said...

Cute projects

Lana said...

Very cute projects! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

Love pin cushions so I really LOVE this idea. Off to hop....

Linh C. said...

Love the pincushion!

JulieChats said...

Good luck to your son! I love the card you made for him! And the pincushion jar is SO cute! :)

Jenny said...

cute projects, thanks for sharing! (:

Sue D said...

Great sleeping layout and love the pin cushion jar--fabric is awesome.

Anonymous said...

The pin cushion jar is such a great idea and the colors are beautiful. TFS.