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Tutorial: DIY Framed Pin Cushion

8 January 2013 3,529 views 5 Comments

by morena

DIY Framed Pin Cushion


Okay, between last week's mini chalkboard magnet tutorial and today's mini frame pin cushion, it's probably fair to say that I am crazy about miniatures.  I mean, they're just so cute and tiny!  When I saw these itty bitty frames in the dollar bins at Michael's last week 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.

DIY Framed Pin Cushion

Project estimate:

  • Mini frame, $1
  • Cork board, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fabric Scrap, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Tutorial for Framed Pin Cushion

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.

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 tiny pin board for instagram pictures!  Why not?

DIY Framed Pin Cushion

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