Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cupcake Pin Cushion Tutorial...

I hope that you all had a fun and safe time ringing in the new year. My sweetie and I just enjoyed a quiet evening at home, which was so nice! We are such home-bodies, so anytime we are home we are happy, happy, happy!

I've been on Christmas break from work for the past couple of weeks, so I have been cleaning/organizing closets and working on several craft projects to share with you. The first crafty tutorial that I'm posting for 2014 is to show you how to make this super cute cupcake pin cushion:

It looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't it?? Here's how I made it:

Begin by gathering your supplies...I started out with a yellow ramekin that I picked up at a discount store. I then cut a piece of chocolate colored fleece into a circle that would go around a Styrofoam ball. I had a piece of pink satin ruffled trim in my stash that I knew would form the perfect "frosting" on my cupcake:

Stitch the pink ruffled ribbon to the top of the chocolate colored fleece to create the "frosting":

I then hand-stitched a red pom-pom to the top/center of the pink ribbon to look like a cherry. (I mean after all, what is a cute cupcake without a cherry on top??) Next I stitched a running stitch around the outer perimeter of the chocolate fleece so that I could gather it around the Styrofoam ball:

To hold the cupcake in place, I applied E-6000 adhesive to the inside of the yellow ramekin before tucking the cupcake inside of it:

Once the cupcake was firmly adhered to the inside of the ramekin, I then added pretty, multi-colored, glass-topped straight pins to replicate sprinkles on the cupcake:

This is a perfect gift for the gals in your life that love to sew and quilt! I will be giving this cutie cupcake to my sweet sis-in-law Sandy this weekend. As I have mentioned in previous posts, Sandy is an avid quilter, so I thought she'd like to have this for her sewing room.

Thanks for dropping by today! Have a SUPER day!



  1. Such a sweet idea, and a very pretty gift for anyone who sews and crafts. Pinned.

    1. Thank you, Sharon! Glad you enjoyed this post! :)


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