Monday, February 27, 2012

Up-Cycled Vintage Linen and Tart Tins Pin Cushions

With the Spring Sugar Plum Bazaar just around the corner -- March 10th & 11th at the Parkside Mansion on 1859 York Street, Denver ... I have been working on creating more small pin cushions.  Last year, most of the small pin cushions I made using vintage embroidered linens had a small ceramic bowl as the base.  I created a few more using the white ceramic base like these:

In the last few months, I have been lucky to find a great assortment of vintage tart tins and jello molds at various estate sales.  So, for the Spring Sugar Plum Bazaar I have created many small pin cushions using the vintage tart tins as the base.  I am happy with the results:














 The last group are larger pin cushions.  These ceramic bases were not purchased at estate sales but at one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie.  I have not decided if I will sell these, or keep them for myself or give them away as gifts. 
I am looking forward to the Spring Sugar Plum Bazaar.  To get more information, you can check it out on Facebook here.

5 comments:

  1. Could you do a tutorial on how to make these. They are truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. what is it that you use on the rims? The gitter....and how does it stay on?

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  3. German Glass glitter. Dip the edge with decoupage and sprinkle the glitter.

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