When a favourite tea cup gets a crack, it’s hard to throw it out without trying to think of a new way to give it a purpose. It may not hold liquids anymore, but that doesn’t stop it from being just as pretty as ever!
Here’s an idea — with how-to instructions contributed to EverythingSewing.net by Sew-What’s-New — make that old tea cup into a pincushion!
Quick and easy.
Just fill the old teacup with steel wool and fibrefill stuffing, inside a gathered circle of pretty fabric. (In the example given, the matching saucer was glued to the bottom of the cup for added stability.) And then it’s time for the real creative fun, with your choice of trimming and embellishment!
This is not only a great easy recycling craft, but a darned fine gift idea. A teacup pincushion might also be something a little new and different to catch the eye at a charity bazaar or craft sale?