I love to try to reuse and upcycle! Although recycling is great, upcycling is even better. I saw a photo of a picture of glass jar with a pincushion on the top and thought it was such a cute idea. I have loads of glass jars lying around and with left-over pieces of my HoneyBeGood Alegria fabrics I decided I would give it a go and make one.
Here is what you will need:
- A glass jar with lid
- Enough fabric to make a circle 3-4 times larger than your lid
- Needle & Thread
- Hot Glue Gun
- Matching Ribbon 1/2″ to 1″ thick
- Stuffing (you can even re-purpose stuffing from an old stuffed animal)
Now take your needle and thread and make a basting type stitch 1/4″ from the edge all the way around your circle. You are going to use this stitch to gather your fabric together, it doesn’t need to be perfect.
As you put in a handful, slightly tighten the thread to keep it in. I was able to add two fist size balls in mine.
Center your ball (stitched side down) on your jar lid and then hot glue it in place. You may want to hold it for a minute or so to allow it to really hold.