Teacup Pincushion

Recently, I was gifted a tiny plant in a cup.  Alas, the plant did not survive very long, which is unusual around here.  I am pretty good at keeping plants alive. But, the cup remained.

It was decorative and not really intended for drinking.

But I thought it might make a cute (and functional) pincushion.

This TUTORIAL gave me a good starting point.


And before I knew it, I had a new super cute (and functional) pincushion.

It was so much fun, I made a second one, which I will share with you tomorrow.

Do you have a little pot laying around?  Consider a pincushion.

8 thoughts on “Teacup Pincushion

  1. Very cute! Makes me want to dig out the little containers of all sorts that i’ve collected for pincushions and make some.

  2. You are so smart!! I’m sure you wi use this cute teA cup way more as a pin cushion than a cup for drinking. Now it won’t be hidden in a cupboard, it will be a little cup of happiness to enjoy each tome you see. ❤️❤️😊

  3. Nicely done! Thank you for the idea.
    Your plant may not have survived because most plants don’t like their feet wet, a drainage hole in the container is important.

  4. Aha! Now I know what to do with those antique tea cups my mother-in-law gave me years ago. Useful, but still keeping family keepsakes in sight. Thank you for sharing!

  5. So cute & easy. Love the button top, especially that white one, looks so much like a peppermint lifesaver. lol

  6. It’s wonderful! Green is a great coordinating color for this. I look forward to seeing the second one. I always check in thrift stores for pretty cups, but don’t often buy one. None of them have yet been turned into pincushions, but they hold things. LOL Those are perfect buttons to tie the whole idea together, literally as well as figuratively.

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