Monday, July 04, 2011

Blog Party // DIY Summer Projects: Day 1.

Hello, my dearest readers! :) As I have already announced, today's the first day of my first blog party, thirteen days full of DIY summer projects. :) So here's the first one, prepared by me. :) Hope you like it and come back tomorrow for the next one. :)

 As you can see, this is a quick and easy tutorial for a felt pin cushion which looks like a cupcake. :)

1. What you need:
      - Some thin felt
      - Needle and thread
      - Embroidery yarn
      - Cotton wool
2. Cut out two large circles for the shape of the cupcakes themselves and two smaller ornaments which are supposed to be the sugar icing of the cupcakes. Sew the smaller ones onto one of the circles.
3. Take the embroidery yarn and sew the two circles onto each other like it is shown on photo number 3. Leave out an opening.
4. Next, put the cotton wool into the opening to fill your cupcake and give it a shape. After that, close the opening and tighten the yarn.

That's it, here's your cupcake you can use as a pin cushion.:) This way, the pins look like tiny nonpareils. :)
You could also attach a safety pin at the botton and use it as a brooch. :)

Hope you liked my tutorial, wish you a lovely Monday, see you tomorrow! :)
Lu <3


  1. very nice,
    i'm excited for the next cool diy things :)
    with lots of love

  2. Awwwck!
    (literally the sound I just made)
    Those are wicked!
    I must make some....tonight!


  3. I love them. they are so cute!

  4. So cute!
    I made some like these quite a while ago and made them into brooches :)
    They are so fun and simple to make.
    Great work Lu! <3

  5. I love blog parties! Especially if there is a DIY involved! Your pin cushions are great1 So cute and so easy to make! I can't wait for the next project that you're having next! :-)

  6. Thank you, ladies!! :)

  7. aww, how CUTE are these. LOVE!

  8. I have discovered this DIY two days ago and immediately felt in love <3
    they are super easy to make and so so cute!!!

  9. Ich habe deine Nadelkissen-Cupcakes gesehen und fand sie sooo süß, dass ich eins für eine nähbegeisterte Kollegin nachgenäht habe:
    1000 Dank für die tolle Anleitung! Die Kollegin hat sich sehr gefreut ;)

    Liebste Grüße,


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