We were going through a bunch of my Grandma's boxes last summer with my mom and my sisters, and she was giving stuff away left and right. This little jewelry/trinket box was destined for DI, so I grabbed it, thinking I'd do something with it.
I ran across it last week, and decided I better do my something!
This was the quickest project ever...and I spent nothing on it, using only supplies on hand
(Ok, I borrowed some fluff from a friend)
I pulled the pin out of the box that acted as the hinge...I just used some needle nose pliers to grab it, and pulled it out.
I spray-painted with a couple coats, 2 right side up, and 1 upside down to make sure I got every little nook and cranny covered.
For the pin cushion, I traced a medium-sized mixing bowl and cut out the circle.
I then did a quick basting stitch with my sewing machine around the perimeter and gathered it, making a big pocket.
I stuffed the ball to bursting...and then tied my thread tails into a double know to sort of keep it into place.
I did add a little bit of fluff to the trinket box, as well...
Next I stuffed in all of my sides and fluff into the trinket box, and glue-gunned one edge at a time, holding the squished ball into place for a minute or so on each side.
that's it....super easy and fun!