Pin Cushion Jar

A few months ago I bought a sewing kit that came with all the essentials and had a second section for storing fabric and other odds and ends. My issue with this kit is that it’s not big enough and my thread gets mixed in with everything else.

This pincushion gives me more room in my sewing kit and it puts all my thread in one easy-to-search container! I’ve been using it for a few days and I love it – and it’s cute 🙂

All you need is a jar with a 2-part screw on lid, a smidgen of stuffing, enough fabric to cover the lid, glass paint and nail polish remover. I wanted to have a black lid so I used spray paint too.

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In order to get this stained glass look you don’t need and oven or several hours to wait on mod podge and food coloring to dry. I used glass paint and nail polish remover. The nail polish remover thins it out so you can use as much or as little as you want. It all depends on how transparent you want the jar to be.

I wanted a stained glass look but the first time I didn’t use enough nail polish remover so it was really dark. The second try I used about a teaspoon of paint and 1/8 C of nail polish remover. I had to play around with it to figure out exactly how I wanted it to look.

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The second time around it was thin enough but left these dots. Ugh. The good thing about this process is that you can re-do it before it dries by rinsing it out with water. In the end I decided to try it one more time.

Third time’s a charm, right?

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There we go! That’s what I was going for. Thin, even coat of paint just to give the jar a little something – a little pizazz!

Making the poof was a little more complicated that I anticipated. Create a little pocket through the lid with the fabric square and fill it with stuffing. Put the sealing disc into place and cut off the excess fabric. Secure down the little fringe leftover with super glue, hot glue, or tape. Voila! You’re set to collect thread and bobbins!

Do you think it’s possible to have too many organizing containers?

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!

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