Introduction: Tea Cup Faux Fur Pin Cushion!

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Hello all! Today I needed a pin cushion like you wouldn't believe! I was working on a project that called for an enormous amount of pins and had them scattered all over my work table so I decided to take a "time-out" and make me a pin cushion!

Here's what I did!


What you will need:

  1. A tea cup
  2. Some faux fur (I used white)
  3. A bit of fiber fill (the stuff you find in a pillow) just enough to fill your cup an inch from the top
  4. Hot glue
  5. Scissors

Step 1: Cut Your Fur..

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Once you have all of your materials you will want to lay the fur out with the back side facing up and trace your tea cup opening onto the back side of your faux fur. (Tip: leave a tab on both sides as seen in photo below. This helps in the gluing process and keeps everything tight.)


 

Step 2: Fiber Fill It!

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Now you will want to add your fiber fill to your tea cup. Try to compact as much fiber fill into the tea cup as you can but only to an inch of the top. You want enough room to hot glue in your faux fur. (Tip: Hot glue the sides of the fiber fill into your tea cup. It helps to keep it down and compact. Do NOT hot glue the top middle of the fiber fill though. If this is done then you will have difficulty inserting your straight pins into your pin cushion.)

Step 3: HOTT HOTT GLUE!

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Last but not least is the hot gluing of the faux fur! Yay! We are almost done! Take your faux fur and begin with one of the tabs. Hot glue it facing inward and work your way around your tea cup. Hot glue the entire faux fur circle into your tea cup and enjoy! Yup, it's that easy guys! New pin cushion with little to no cost!

Step 4: Enjoy.

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That's it. Enjoy.




(Here's a link to my blog. I'm just starting out but am having a lot of fun.)

Comments

midsummermuse (author)2011-12-09

Fast and dirty crafting, I like it! Seems definitely doable and super fast. I'm sure it would would with other materials i have on hand, since I have no fur. It might be cool if you have a tea cup and saucer and super glue the cup to the saucer to make it cuter. :-)

Absolutely! That's a great idea! If you make one you must post a pic! Thanks so much for your comment!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-11-28

Very cute idea!

Thanks. I needed something on the fly and this is all I could come up with. I love the way it turned out tho:)

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