When I saw Fireflies & Jellybeans announced a crafting challenge a few weeks back, I decided I would try it…even though the challenge included recycled cans. Unless you didn’t notice, I like to sew 🙂 But, I want to expand my crafting abilities and I thought it would be a great opportunity.
You will need:
1 Almond Can
1 piece scrap fabric 11.5×2.5
1 scrap fabric 5″ diameter
I saved some 6oz. flavored almond cans (we’ve got lots :)), not knowing how I was going to use it….
Well, as they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree (I know that is usually used for a mother/daughter reference, but you get the drift) because although my craft does not involve sewing, I can use it in the sewing room!
I started by cutting a piece of scrap fabric the circumference of the can, basically 11.5 x 2.5, and mod-podged it to the side.
I stuffed the can with fiberfill
Then took my 5″ diameter piece of fabric and filled it in my hand…this will give some loftiness to the cushion…
And stuffed it down into the sides, making sure to center the circle
I didn’t want to just throw the plastic top away, so I cut it out in the shape of a funky flower
…and mod-podged some fabric to it. I used a cute piece of felt for the flower center
And glued the funky flower to the pincushion