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.
- Mini frame, $1
- Cork board, on hand or $1 and up
- Fabric Scrap, on hand
- Glue, on hand
Total: $1 and up
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?