Framed Pin Cushions

Last week I showed you an inexpensive gift idea for the kiddos on your list. This Thrifty Thursday, I have an idea for the sewers on your list. After all, there is only so many needles and spools of thread that they need. I had some extra mini picture frames lying around with glass so I decided to whip up some fun pincushions.
These picture frames are about the size to hold a wallet sized photo and I got them at the dollar store. I gave each of them a coat of spray paint and picked out a coordinating fabric to use.
I flipped the picture frame upside down and laid a piece of fabric over the back. Luckily I had some fiberfill lying around in my stash, I grabbed a small hunk and pushed it into the back of the frame through the opening.
Once I had the right amount of  fiberfill stuffed into the frame, I turned the frame over and worked with the fabric until I had it looking the way I wanted it. Then I cut the overlapping fabric and hot glued the edges down on the inside of the frame to keep everything in place. I also glued the backs onto the frames as well to offer more stability.
Here are the different versions of the framed pincushions that I made:
They turned out so cute and perfect for the sewers and crafters on your list! They are not only super functional but they are a fun new take on a old idea!
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  1. How SMART! These are great. What a fun gift to go in a basket full of sewing stuff for a seamstress! Thanks.

  2. What a cute idea.

  3. What a cute idea! My great aunt would love something like this 🙂

  4. I think these are soooooo super cute and a perfect grandmother gift!!!!

  5. What a wonderful idea, very cute and creative. Good job!!!

  6. I really love this idea. I’m going to pin it for the great someday when I have my own crafting space!

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  7. Wow! I love these! What a great, inexpensive idea!

  8. So , so cute. I might have to do this for my sewing room! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Cute idea! Need to give this one a try! Pinning it:D

  10. Love this! I am going to make it as a Christmas gift to myself.

    I am now following your blog.
    Check out my blog, I am having a giveaway until 12/14.

  11. A vertical pincushion! Fabulous!! I don’t have any sewers on my Christmas list, so guess who I’m making one of these for?? Yup! Me, myself, and I 🙂 I know just the fabric that I’m going to use too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. This really is super-duper cute while also being functional! Nice job!

  13. What a great idea! This is so cute, and functional too. I think it would make a great gift.

    I would love it if you would share this at my new 12 Days of Christmas in July linky party. You can link up here:

    I can’t wait to get organized for a peaceful and frugal holiday season!

  14. Thanks for sharing! I featured your project today in a last minute mother’s day gift round up on Creative Green Living.


  15. Susan Honse says:

    Can you take a picture of the finished product from the back? I want to make sure I did it right!!!


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