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DIY Pincushion Jar – A great way to recycle cute jars!

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

How to make a Pincushion Jar with a cute 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 important LOVED the little writing on it.

Bonne Maman jar with checkered lid

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! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Pincushion Jar

Jar with Lid
– Thick Cardboard
– 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 with checkered lid.

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).

How to make a pincushion jar

Step 4: Place the stuffing 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.

How to stuff a pincushion

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.)

DIY Pincushion Jar

And voilà.. your very own Pincushion Jar!

How to transform a jar into a fun retro-style Pincushion Jar. Perfect to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.

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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Agi @ Passion shake

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

So pretty! I absolutely love it!!!

Lolly Jane

Thursday 7th of February 2013

SEW cute! ;) Just pinned! XOXO


Tuesday 5th of February 2013

Very cool idea!


Wednesday 16th of January 2013

So lovely!! Thanks for sharing!

nicolette {momnivores dilemma}

Wednesday 5th of September 2012


Your photography is stunning.


I'm featuring you tonight at Creative Juice Thursday, and sharing at my social media.

Thanks for linking last week!Nicolette

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