Thursday, March 9

Upcycled Pin Cusions

Last year, as I trawled the Pinterest boards, I came across lots of wonderful examples of "up-cycled" crafts. For those who haven't heard the term before, "up-cycling" means taking an item that would otherwise be thrown away and turning it into something of higher value. Although I'm not sure these pincushions are of a higher monetary value, I do think they look prettier than when I started.


I used fabric, ribbons, trims, beads and embroidery cotton to transform unwanted egg cups and little jugs into pretty pin cushions. I've also seen these done with children's toy cards, baby shoes and garden items!

10 comments:

Leanne said...

I love to up-cycle, giving something old new value & charm. Love your pin cushions...xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh these are fabulous

Maxine D said...

Very pretty Becca - love them
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

What a great idea, Beccy! I love them. xx

cardchick's world said...

LUV LUV this idea.....your pincushions are fabulous!!!

Teresa said...

These are great. I like the little pitcher one especially.

terrie said...

Your pin cushions are so pretty......great idea to up-cycle into something useful...well done and tfs

ursula said...

I just love crafts like this, seeing something so plain turn into something quite different and so pretty....these look just amazing...all you need is a bit of imagination...well done...Ursula xx

ursula said...

I just love crafts like this, seeing something so plain turn into something quite different and so pretty....these look just amazing...all you need is a bit of imagination...well done...Ursula xx

Dorothy S said...

These are so pretty - you are so creative and the results are super. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I enjoy using your images but seem to run out of time to do more cards!