Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dollar Store Flower Pot Pincushions

I love this Dollar Store idea from Just Crafty Enough.  Great party decorations or place card holders, too!

Iron Craft Challenge #5 - Flower Pot Pincushion
I have to say the dollar store near me is really pretty great, it has a floral section and a craft section. Sometimes, I even see the same craft supplies there as the Michael’s next door. In the end though it wasn’t the craft supplies that inspired me. It was this bright green microfiber cloth and pretty striped garden gloves.
Iron Craft Challenge #5 - Flower Pot Pincushion
I also picked up a set of three small clay flower pots. A total of $3 spent. Now, I have to admit, a few items I used in this project I didn’t get at the dollar store. First the stuffing, I could have bought a $1 stuffed toy and used the stuffing for this, but it seemed like a waste to me as I have bags of stuffing at home. I counted it as an ok supply, because I could have sourced it at the dollar store. Second was the button, once again I could have bought something with a button and taken the button off, but I had plenty of buttons I paid less than a dollar for. The challenge okayed basic supplies like glue and thread, so they weren’t cheats. I had enough of the microfiber and pots to make three pincushions, if only I could have found gloves with six fingers.

Flower Pot Pincushions

Supplies:
  • small flower pot (mine were about 2 1/2″ tall and 2 1/2 wide at the mouth)
  • green microfiber cloth or any fuzzy green fabric like fleece
  • tacky glue
  • stuffing or roving
  • fabric gloves
  • 1/2″ – 3/4″ button
  • thread
  • hand sewing needle
  • scissors
  • embroidery floss
  • fray stop (optional)
1. Cut a circle of the green fabric about 1/2″ bigger around than the mouth of the flower pot.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
2. Using the glue start attaching the green fabric inside the flower pot about 1/2″ in. Work about 3/4 around.
3. Fill the pot with stuffing. You want it to be very tightly filled. I found it helped to tuck the unglued edge of the green fabric in from time to time to see if it looked and felt stuffed enough.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
4. Glue the remaining edge of the green fabric inside the pot, a knitting needle helped me to push it in. If you find it is popping out because of the filling, set something heavy on top until it dries.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
5. Cut 1″ off the finger tips of four of the fingers.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
6. With the thread and needle form the finger tips into petals by folding the bottoms together and sewing a little pleat. I had to play with the fold a bit to get it to look right and found three folds sometimes worked best.
7. Sew the petals together to form a flower. I put a little fray stop in the middle of my flower because the ends were starting to fray.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
8. Sew a button in the middle of the flower, I used a bright contrasting color of embroidery thread.
Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion Iron Craft Challenge #7 - Flower Pot Pincushion
9. Glue or sew the flower to the green fabric in the flower pot.
The DIY Dreamer

10 comments:

  1. Yay dollar Store crafts! I'm pinning this one into my craft party ideas board. That's my fave kind of project cheap and cute and useful!

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  2. Those are so adorable...and cheap, so even better! I am so glad I found your cute blog...I am your newest follower from the May Follower Fest! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  3. such a cute idea!! I'm stopping by from May Follower Fest. Happy to follow you.
    Please come by and say hi! :)

    www.citycorporatetosuburbmama.com

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  4. Those are so cute! I found you through the MayDay blog hop and am looking forward to following along!

    xo,
    Dana @ five30three.com

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  5. Oh, these are just too darn cute-- love them!

    Aloha,
    Following you from the May Fest. Life sure is sweet and would be even sweeter if you joined us for the ride at localsugarhawaii.com. We're a new little blog, but we're a good little blog.

    xoxo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  6. LOVE this idea!! Found you thru the May Day Fest! Looking forward to following your adventures!

    Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

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  7. following you from the May Day Blog Hop!

    OMG, I am in LOVE with these, thanks for sharing! I've never seen a pin cushion that cute...I'm loving your blog design! those flags at the top for your social media buttons are adorable!

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  8. These are too cute. I just found 5 little clay pots in my mothers stuff and was unsure what to do with them. Cute little pincushions coming up! Just read your bio, we would have fun together:) I love someone with a great sense of humor. Just hopping over from the May Day Hop and am now following you. I would love to invite you to visit my blog, and link this clever post to my brand new hop starting today:)

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  9. Still loving these little guys!! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays:) Can't wait to see what you link up next Friday. Hope to see ya there!

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