Pincushion Jar!!!

Fun retro-style Pincushion Jar perfect to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.

Pincushion Jar

Last week we finished a jar of jam, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out because I loved the shape of it… and most importantly of all I LOVED the little writing on it.

Bonne Maman


Can you read what is written on the lid and embossed on the glass? It’s written Bonne Maman (Good Mom).  Of course I’m certain you wouldn’t be able to throw it out either, right?  So what’s one to do with a cute jar… transform it into a pincushion jar so that you can keep it forever!

Pincushion Jar

– Jar with Lid
– Burlap
– Thick Cardboard
– Filling
– Embroidery Thread
– Needle
– Glue Gun
– Scissors


Step 1: Cut a circle out of the cardboard.  Make sure it’s smaller than the lid.
Pincushion Jar


Step 2: Cut a circle out of the burlap.  Make it big enough to be able to stuff it and insert the cardboard.  Step 3:  Thread the contour of the burlap.  Leave some thread hanging out at the beginning and the end (no knots).
Pincushion Jar


Step 4: Place the filling and the cardboard inside your burlap circle.  Pull both ends of your thread until the circle is completely closed.  Make a knot when you have it tight enough.
Pincushion Jar


Step 5:  Glue your cushion onto the lid with your glue gun. (You might want to make sure you like the size of your cushion before glueing it onto your lid)
Pincushion Jar


And voilà.. your very own Pincushion Jar!
Pincushion Jar


What do you think?  I really LOVE IT!! I think I’ll be buying more of that jam, not only is it good but I can keep the jars and perhaps make some more pincushion jars.  I think it makes a great little gift to give to someone to say thank you.. like a teacher, hostess, etc…


Have a FABULOUS day!!
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  1. says

    This is so cute. What a great idea. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  2. says

    Oh, I love it too! And the writing on the jar! Awesome – was thinking that this would be such a great way to put together a sewing kit for travel or to give to a college bound freshman – wouldn’t it come in handy? Filled up with all the essentials! Genius!!!

  3. says

    So cute and easy! These would make a such a sweet little gift. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring these today. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn :)

  4. says

    Oh my gosh!! Love this. Last week I was in a store and saw these really cute jars with lids, but they didn’t have the separate ring thing in them (don’t I sound like I know what I’m talking about!). Anway, this would be perfect for them. I’ve seen others where you have to have that other kind of lid, but these jars were so cute. Now I can go buy them!

  5. says

    Christine, this is so cute! I’ve gotta make one of these! I like the jar idea because it can hold the thread and bobbin and all the other goodies too! Nice gift idea too! Good job and very inspirational, Bonne Maman!

  6. says

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