Easy cutest pin cushion pin display in 3 minutes

February 25th, 2010 in member junk     
9 users recommend

This is the easiest no sew pin cushion, pin display, hide a mini sewing kit on your dresser.

These shoulder pads were removed from a suede dress I was cutting up.  The newest little silverplated creamer happened to be sitting right by so I started playing around with stuffing them in inside.  Then I realized this would make a great way to hold vintage pins that I often use in making other items, or a pretty little pin cushion.  It's actually also serving as a hidden mini sewing kit for all those buttons I haven't gotten around to sewing back on.

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Thanks for looking.



Pattern or design used: My own design - Dumpster Decorators
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, cottage, , whimsical, office, turquoise, recycled, sewing, easy

Comments (11)

shabbychick writes: Oh, I love "sew" simple projects! (very clever use of shoulder pads too!!)

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 12:54 pm on March 4th
TreasuresRenewed writes: This is really cute and a great way to display vintage brooches...

Keep On Junking
http://treasuresrenewed.blogspot.com/ Posted: 5:39 pm on March 1st
bluebucket writes: Very cute. I've made similar pincushions using cups and saucers but it's always great to see new ideas and using the shoulder pads is very clever.
doreen Posted: 8:26 pm on February 26th
ninnarae writes: What a clever, fun re-use for old shoulder pads! The pins look gorgeous displayed this way- thanks for sharing! Posted: 4:40 pm on February 26th
suewhitney writes: Cute and clever. I just love 3 minute projects! thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:46 pm on February 26th
RustyDiva writes: Hate to sound repetitive but......Great idea!!! Looks very elegant. Posted: 10:40 am on February 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: So resourceful! Clever idea.
Thanks for the post!
Candy Posted: 6:37 am on February 26th
fellowjunker writes: This is such an adorable and SMART idea!
xojanis Posted: 1:06 am on February 26th
oldnews writes: So cute! I'm always cutting shoulder pads out of old sweaters and this is a great way to use them! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 10:39 pm on February 25th
alicemom writes: What better use of shoulder pads! Kudos!! That is really very clever.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:00 pm on February 25th
54girl writes: What a clever idea to do with those silver creamers besides using them for candles. Love this! Very cute! Mary Posted: 9:52 pm on February 25th
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