DIY: Mason Jar Pin Cushion


Over the weekend I spent a little time organizing my workspace and  I kept finding random pins from the last time I was in a sewing frenzy. Clearly I'm not organized enough to keep my pins in their designated box so I figured, why not make a pin cushion to keep on my desk?

What you'll need:

  • mason jar
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • small piece of fabric
  • a little Polyfill

Trim the fabric to be about an inch larger than the lid. Hot glue the fabric to the lid leaving a small opening. Add the Polyfill and seal it up. Line the inside of the outer part of the lid with glue and secure the cushion inside. That's it!

22 comments:

  1. what an amazing idea!!! I'm for sure going to try this. and I love that you can store threads and such in the jar...so brilliant!

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  2. that is so clever! and so convenient to stash your threads and tape measures in the jar - i don't sew enough but now i wish I did! xo

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  3. This is such a cute idea! And so practical! I'll definitely have to try this soon! <3

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  4. ahhhh i don't know why i love this so much but i doooo!

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  5. I love this so much.. saw it on Pinterest and before I even finished reading about it I was gathering up supplies.. now I am sitting waiting for the hot glue gun to warm up. Off to see my mom tomorrow who sews all the time.. want to take one to her :) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. That's great, Michelle! Try to use as little hot glue as possible to ensure that the lid closes. :)

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  7. Thanks.. I can just barely get it closed :) I did a couple of things a bit different.. I cut slits in the fabric and glued each one down.. think that helped keep it a little flatter and being able to pull it tight.. then I covered the bottom of the lid with a piece of felt.. Love it!! Shared mine on facebook with a link back to here :)

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  8. my next case of mason jars, you can bet your bloody mary i'll be making one of these puppies!

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  9. I love this!! :D
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. This is a perfect gift for my mother-in-law. She loves to sew and she loves to can the veggies from her garden. What a great way to combine two of her passions! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I had a hard time getting it closed too, thank you for the comment above, I am definitely going to try that the next time! So cute!

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  12. I made some of these a couple of years ago and used wide mouth 4 oz jars - much more practical!

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  13. To each his own, I suppose, Patti. I like this size because I can store more items. Plus, it was all I had. I like to work with items I have around the house as much as possible.

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  14. Such a cute idea! Your photos turned out great too :)

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  15. I made one too!

    http://summersetsin.blogspot.com/2012/01/practical-and-pretty.html

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    1. That looks great, Kristen! I love how you store your headbands!

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  16. This is really cool. I think I can do this. I don't sew much, but when I need to mend or hem, I can never find my stuff. This will be a lifesaver!

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  17. I made some! I bought a packet of squares in different patterns since I don't have left-over cloth. Thank you!

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    1. Sounds cute, Kathy! Thanks so much for reading the blog!

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  18. I just loved this idea. I finally made one following your instructions. I used a VERY thin cotton from an old light blouse I cut up. I doubled it just incase it might get thin from future years of use. After it was done, I crocheted a lacey circle to go ontop. It is very elegant and I love it. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. That sounds adorable, Sherrilynn! :)

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  19. Clearly I'm not organized enough to keep my pins in their designated box so I figured, why not make a pin cushion to keep on my desk?

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