A cute, easy (and Cheap) little gift!

When I first saw the box of 24 fruit cups at Sam’s Club I knew that the little pop top cans they came in would be great for crafting. You get 24 little tins of fruit for about $8 and when you are done eating it’s time to craft!

votive holder with quilled pointsettias and matchbook

votive holder with quilled pointsettias and matchbook

Pincushion with quilled flowers by Lindsay Weirich 2008

Pincushion with quilled flowers by Lindsay Weirich 2008

Step I. Wash the cans (a grown-up job because the tins mat be sharp inside)

step 2. Cut strips of paper to wrap around the can. I you want to stamp it do so before gluing it to the can.

step 3. Add more decorations. You can leave it like this to have a votive holder or keep going and make a pin cushion.

step 4. Place a hand-full of batting in the center of a 6″ circle of fabric. Gather up the sides and secure with a rubber band. Squirt a large amount of hot glue (or tacky glue if working with kids) inside the tin. Press the fabric ball in the tin rubber band side down and there you have it. A lovely pincushion to keep or give as a gift! Here are some others I made:

pincushion with Queen and Co. Felt

pincushion with Queen and Co. Felt

Quilled bird votive holder

Till next time happy crafting!

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