Saturday, June 23

DIY: Mason Jar Pin Cushions

Wow its Saturday! Congrats on your weekend folks! We have a little family reunion to get to over here, but before I pop my brownies out of the oven and hop in the car with the family, I'm excited to share a cute and simple DIY! 
I know you've seen these before, but you've probably not guessed just how fast and easy these would be to put together am I right? Well they are! Just a few little household supplies and some hot glue and you'll have them put together in no time flat. 
Here's what you'll need:

  • mason jar (cap and rim)
  • hot glue
  • batting or polyfill scraps
  • fabric scraps
  • cardstock board
  • cardstock scissors
  • pencil
Step #1. Trace the metal lid onto the piece of cardstock, then cut it out about 1/8th of an inch inside your traced line.
Step#2. No trace the metal lid again but onto the back of your fabric scraps leaning about 1 inch of space all the way around. Now start blumping the batting into your fist until you have a good fistfull and cut it off.
Step #3. Spread a little hot glue on the top of your metal lid and press your fist-full of batting onto the lid. Turn in upside-down onto the back of your fabric circle, press down, and begin gluing your fabric to the underside of the lid (where the rim meets the lip of the jar). Work your way around the whole metal lid, securing the fabric as best you can with the hot glue while trying to avoid too much bulk.
Step #4. You want your lip to seal be able to fit back on! :) Use the cardboard circle now to cover up the raw fabric edge. again make sure that your piece will fit inside the rim of the jar and not ad more bulk when you try to screw it back on. At this point you can eeither glue around the edge of your fabric, or the edge of the metal rim, but as soon as you do you'll want to screw it on hard and fast before the glue dries.And VoilĂ  you're done!! Now just make sure your lid comes on and off, and you have a cute and functional container that you can fill with whatever sewing or craft supplies you want! Or of course you could fill it with M&Ms, but who's ever done that?? haha
Here's to a fun and frenzied weekend! haha What's something exciting you have planned before the work/school week starts again? Tell all!
xoxo, Emily


  1. This is ridiculously cute. I wouldn't have even thought of it! I'm totally making one for my aunt this Christmas.

  2. AH, I can totally make this! I can't sew worth a crap, but hot glue - that is my specialty. ;D

  3. This is such a cute and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is so cute, I have to try this for my room :)

  5. That is so cool! I will havvvee to try this sometime!

  6. What a great idea! I need a pin cushion as mine keep ending up in my hands...

    Christen :>

  7. I have always loved these. Maybe now I have enough inspiration to finally make one. :)

  8. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm your newest follower.

    Great post. A very cute and clever idea. Looks easy too.

  9. Thanks for the comment my new follower, your blog is amazing, kisses..;-)))

  10. Thank you for stopping by All Natural Katie. I am in love with your site. So many great posts! I look forward to reading more.

    The mason jar pin cushion would be a great idea for a sewing kit gift.

  11. Thanks for a great tutorial! I so need a pincushion and storage too? Great idea and easy too.

  12. I love mason jars and how handy to keep sewing supplies together!

  13. HOw clever! this would make such a fun gift for my mom! she is always hard to shop for!

    thanks for sharing

  14. Such a cute idea! I have to make it, I am very bad in organizing of my sewing items...

    Thank you for tips:)


  15. So cute - even I (a non-sewer) could do this!

  16. That is so cute. Thank You Emily for sharing. I did recently a wallet tie and a tie purse. I post the projects in my two blogs.
    I hope you like it.