Saturday, April 9, 2011

pin cushion

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend.

My husband, son, and I went to The Habitat for Humanity re-store yesterday.  Everything was 1/2 off yesterday.  We spent $1.50!

habitat re-store purchases
I bought these three things.  Both frames were marked 50 cents so I got them for 25 cents each.  The one in the middle was a dollar store frame.  I really like the legs on it.  The picture below shows what I did with that frame.  The dowels on the right are apparently manufactured right here in my town.  I didn't know that.  I have a couple of ideas for these dowel rods.  They had several sizes.  I wish I would have bought more.  The package of two dowel rods were originally marked 60 cents, so I paid 30 cents.

pin cushion
I made this pin cushion with the frame in the middle.  This is what I did:

1.) Sanded the frame and painted it black.
2.) Sprayed it with homemade glimmer mist and rubbed some of it back off
3.) Hot glued a piece of an old hankie to the frame back and stuffed it with batting.
4.) Cut pieces off of a piece of lace applique that I bought at goodwill for $0.99 (for two)
5.) Colored the applique with two colors of homemade glimmer mist then brushed on some perfect pearls
6.) Cut a dress form from the G45 steampunk paper and coated it with mod podge
7.) Painted the needle threader with antique copper paint and threaded a couple of beads on the wire
8.) Hot glued everything on.  I glued a button to the bottom of the thread spool so that I can insert flowers, crochet hooks etc without having them fall through the bottom.

Supplies and cost:

Frame: $0.25
Applique: probably used less that $0.25 worth of it.
Two beads: They came from two packs of over 100 beads. I paid a couple bucks for each pkg.
Buttons and all other embellishments: free
Spool: free (I didn't have to do a thing to it.  My sister in law gave it to me just like you see it, thread and all.)

Total:  $0.50

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

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