Now that yard sale season is upon us if you happen to spot a silver vintage creamer all by it's lonesome, scoop it up and make yourself a pretty little pincushion. It's easy to make and you can use up some of your vintage goodie stash at the same time.
How To Make a Vintage Creamer Pincushion
This Vintage Creamer Pincushion is my Thrifty Style Team post for the month.
Once you check out my easy tutorial, you can visit the lovely blogs at the bottom of my post to see what the other Thrifty Style Team members are sharing.
There are just a few steps from start to finish so let's get started.
I went to my favorite antique store and found the beautiful silver plated and monogrammed creamer and used that as my starting point but you could use any creamer, china, silver, etc. I especially loved the worn patina of this one. I couldn't imagine using it for cream but as a pincushion, it definitely works!
A scrap piece of white broadcloth though I think you could totally change the look with some calico.
A small amount of Fiberfill
Now let's put this all together.
First, I first stuffed some tissue paper into the bottom of the creamer to fill it up almost to the top.
Next, I cut a small square of white broadcloth, gather the edge with a gathering stitch, place a small amount of fiberfill in the center, pull the stitching tightly and knotted it off. This is your pincushion pouf.
Then, I hot glued some antique lace trim salvaged from a vintage table runner around the edge of the broadcloth pouf.
The Finishing Touch
Place the pouf of fabric and lace into the creamer and hot glue into place.
I used a few of my favorite ribbons to make a simple bow, stitching it in the center and attaching some buttons I had saved from my Grandmother' s button box.
*Inspiration for this craft was via Romantic Country Magazine - design by Dawn Edmonson at The Feathered Nest