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Tuna Can Pincushion

It's always nice to be around something that looks like a nice creamy cake. Recipe for making this cake like pincushion is very simple. You'll need empty tuna can, piece of fabric six inches larger than tuna can diameter, polyfill, paper napkin with interesting pattern, Mod Podge (or PVA glue), soft paint brush.


 Clean tuna can with rubbing alcohol. Separate napkin layers, you'll need only layer with pattern. Cut out napkin design you want to use. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the can with soft brush, than place napkin over it. Smoot napkin with brush ,or fingers, to eliminate wrinkles. Let it dry. After it's completely dry brush coat of Mod Podge over the napkin, it will act as a varnish.


Sew a gathering stitch around fabric circle. Pull ends of thread to gather fabric.


Stuff the gathered circle fully with polyester fiberfill. Pull thread to close the opening.


Apply glue around inside edges of a can. Place stuffed circle into the can. To add a finishing touch glue decorative ribbon around.


8 comments:

T-Byrd said...

this is so cute! I love it.

consider it pinned!

Tanya said...

I LOVE that! I always need a pincushion.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

So simple, but it looks so special. I really love it!

Warmly, Michelle

Spunky Junky said...

Such a cute idea, I have been wanting a new pincushion and this is an awesome idea! Good job chicka, I am featuring you in the a.m.

toodles~Halz

Lenka said...

Dear girls, thanks so much for lovely comments :)))

@Spunky Junky you just made my day :D!

Simple Simon & Co said...

Love this idea! Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Great idea but do you have any tutes on doing this so that the bottom of the can be used as storage for pins?

molly z.garza said...

This is so cute, hope you don't mind. I want to make this.

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