I had two pincushions: one overused one from my grandmother (I don't feel right about 'fixing' it yet) and the infamous tomato. You know the tomato I'm talking about right? The one at every craft store. Practical, but unoriginal and ugly.
Now, I have a cute one made on the cheap. Follow me below…
- Tealight candle holder (Hobby Lobby)
- Hot glue and gun
- Needle and thread
Cut a square piece of fabric about 6 inches by 6 inches. Center the fabric face down on top of the candle holder. Now, squish the filling down into the candle holder.
Twist the edges and fold them all in.
Using a needle and thread, sew the edges together. It doesn't have to be perfect because we'll be using hot glue below.
Squeeze a bunch of hot glue into only the bottom of the candle holder. You don't need to put hot glue along the sides because as you put the pincushion in, the glue will squish up the sides. Holding the pincushion upright, place it into the candle holder and hold down firmly until the glue is dry.
The Real Deal: The tealight candle holder cost $1. The amount of fabric and filling I used was less than $1. Quite a cute pincushion for $2!