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Old tea cup crafted into pincushion.
Approximate Time: 1 evening
Glue cup to saucer. I usually do that the night before to let the glue dry thoroughly.
With the scrap of material, place a dessert plate on it. Trace around plate and cut on lines. 1/4 inch from edge do a running stitch. Pull the stitching, making it into a small circle, this is known as a yoyo.
Stuff until it is the size needed to fit into the teacup. Glue in place.
Glue lace edging around rim of cup. Group several hat pins, anchoring a needle threader, or whatever things you may want to decorate with. I then wrap in cellophane or it is also pretty wrapped in tulle. Add bow or pretty ribbon. Makes such a pretty gift!
By Dorothy from New Creek, WV
This is a craft idea for taking a vintage shabby chic cup from a small collection and turning it into a functional art piece; a pin cushion!
Total Time: 1/2 hr.
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