I’ve been redoing my craft room, trying to make it more functional as well as something I will love looking at, considering I’m at my desk a lot. I came up with these hanging pincushions because I knew I needed more on the wall and less on my desk. Also I knew I would need something for pins and needles because I use them a lot at random times. So this is what I came up with!
First I took three canning rings we had around the house, these are the wide mouth ones.
Then I spray painted them black. You can do whatever color suits your fancy.
Using cardboard I traced (and cut out) a circle that fit perfectly in the ring. This will be the back so you’ll want it to be a snug fit. I realized afterwards it probably would have worked just using the flat canning lid. Oh well too late but if anyone out there gives it a try let me know how it works!
Gather supplies. You’ll need your ring, cardboard backing, a piece of scrap fabric, and a bit of batting.
I put the ring upside down with the back facing toward me. On top of that I put my piece of fabric. It should be aprox 6×6 inches. I just estimated. The batting was about 5.5×5.5
I then began to gather the batting and the fabric in a circular motion.
Keep gathering until all sides are gathered and it fits perfectly in the ring. Just don’t let go quite yet!
Take thread and needle to secure the fabric. Don’t worry, it’s doesn’t have to look pretty, it will be covered. Just make sure it’s sewn enough so it won’t come undone.
Put your cardboard backing in. I secured it with some hot glue, so it wouldn’t come out.
Take a 3″ piece of ribbon and attached it to the back with hot glue. I love me some hot glue.
Now they are done and ready to hang. I just used some clear push pins, I bet you can go fancier if you’d like. I was just doing my best to work with what I had around the house.
Pretty and functional. I love taking stuff off my desk and putting them on the walls!