Last week I shared my quite size able crystal collection with you all.
Now I'd like to share just what you can create with your dusty, old forgotten crystal dishes.
Some people would completely freak out by the horrid boiling hot glue which was dripping from the glue gun into the crystal bowl........oops ! For those who are faint hearted then I would suggest not reading this tutorial.
For those of you who love crystal and would like to enjoy it not hidden in the china cabinet or in the very back of a cupboard then read on !
*Take your chosen crystal dish (mine was a entree sized dish)
*Measure up a length of lace or ribbon trim and cut to circumference of bowl
*Choose a pretty piece of fabric and cut into a circle. ( I roughly doubled the radius of the bowl)
*Using a tacking stitch, stitch around the circumference of your circle leaving a 1cm edge to the outside. Stitch around the circle until you almost touch the first stitch. DO NOT tie off the cotton. Instead, (needle still attached) carefully pull the needle and thread until the circle begins to gather up. When half way gathered, gently (taking care not to over stuff and split your stitching) fill your circle with stuffing. When filled, completely pull and draw in your stitch tightly and then stitch up and tie off your circle. The circle should have become a tight ball with no filling spilling out and all stitching intact.
*Next, with a hot glue gun, glue around the sides and bottom of your bowl and quickly pop your fabric ball inside, pressing gently into place.
*I decided to use lace to trim the edge of my pincushion so I glue gunned my lace around the inside lip of my bowl. It is better to glue section by section to make sure your work is even.
I finished my pin cushion off with a pretty peachy pink ribbon, a boring old flat button and a handful of tiny pearls. I glued it all on and 'Voila'
Pretty......and as simple as pie to make.
This pretty pincushion took all of 20 minutes to make and I think the results speak for themselves.