Yesterday I posted up a gallery of a group of teacup pincushions I made during my Christmas break. My office closed from Christmas through New Years, so including the weekends I had a total of 9 days off. Our office was also closed for the week of Thanksgiving and I used that vacation to take a road trip to Gainesville, FL and Aiken, SC to visit friends and family. Since I used up all my extra $$ on my Thanksgiving road trip, I knew it would be staycation time during the Christmas break. So what’s a girl to do when she suddenly finds herself with lots of time on her side but next to no money? Well, it’s time to dig through my art and craft supplies and make some new treasures for my EBay store!
Fun Craft Project
Teacup pincushions go together pretty quickly using a glue gun to secure the teacup to the saucer base. Then you add the pincushion using a bit of cotton or polyester batting stuffed into your favorite, complimentary fabric. The fun part is embellishing the pincushion using a variety of silk flowers and leaves, ribbons, beads, buttons, and decorative yet functional pins.
Teacup pincushions make the perfect gift for anyone that is into sewing, fabric crafts, quilting, altered couture, crafts, etc. I have an ugly magnetic pincushion that I store most of my sewing pins on, but I usually have it hidden away in a box since it’s not too interesting to look at. These beautiful teacup pincushions are like little works of art and can be left on top of your sewing table, craft desk, or wherever you work on art and craft projects. The one-of-a-kind pincushions add a pop of color, fun, and whimsy to any craft room or artist studio.
Shop Thrift Stores For Craft Supplies
If you want to make your own pincushion, but you don’t have any teacups and saucers on hand, it’s time to make a trip to your local thrift store or flea market. You can find lots of matching cups and saucers at most thrift stores. My favorite pincushion was made by a good friend of mine and she used a mismatched cup and saucer, they were in complimentary colors so the final project came out great.
If you would like to purchase this green and white dogwood Stangl Pottery teacup pincushion visit my EBay store: http://www.ebay.com/usr/thecreativecottage.