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DIY Christmas Gift

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

I'm always looking for gifts I can make for my sewing friends. This one is pretty and useful! It's easy to change it up with various trims like; ribbons, rick rack and lace.

Materials you need to get started.

• little jar with a lid

• batting

• lace

• items for in jar

• scissors

• glue gun

Let's get started. I cut strips of batting about 2" wide and the longer the strips, the better. Fold the strips in half lengthwise and start rolling it as tight as you as if you were rolling a cinnamon roll. can.

If you have shorter strips just put a dot of hot glue to the end of one strip then add the next strip. You keep rolling until you get a size that is the same size as the top of your lid. Put a dot of hot glue on the end to finish the roll.

Glue your batting roll to the jar lid with the folded edge on top. Put lots of hot glue on it to really hold the roll onto jar lid.

An option you can add is a small piece of fabric filled with walnut shells before you start rolling. The walnut shells help keep the pins sharp. If you remember the tomato pincushions that had the little strawberry attached, the strawberry was filled with walnut shells for sharpening.

Filling the jar can be fun. Think of items the person might like. I fill with candy, old wooden spools of thread, sea shells, or wonder clips. I think M&Ms and Hershey Kisses are always a hit. Who doesn't like chocolate when sewing!

Put the lid on the jar and we start the creative part of decorating. I like to put lace around the edge covering where the bottom of the batting is glued to the jar. You can really have fun with this part by gluing buttons around the edge, rick rack, ribbons, bows or what ever other items you come up with.

You never have too many pincushions! Be creative and have fun!!

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