Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PICTURE FRAME PINCUSHION TUTORIAL


This tutorial is making a pincushion in a picture frame.

You will need a small photo frame 
(I love thrift store finds)


The frame needs an easel type backing like this. 


Take it all apart


 Gather some fiberfill, small piece of cardboard 
and some tape (or I prefer a hot glue gun)


Audition fabrics






Place the picture frame glass and draw around it on
a piece of cardboard, cut it out.
You will use the cardboard...toss the glass (carefully)


Layer fabric, wrong side up, fiberfill then the cardboard on top.



Fold the fabric edges over the cardboard and hot glue it down
(or you can use tape)



Place this cushion piece into the frame
Cardboard to the back.
Put the back on the frame
I like secure it by running a bead of hot glue around.



ALL DONE!





I like to use mine on the table beside my recliner chair.
Handy for handwork!



who knew...it's a pincushion in a picture frame!


108 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I guess I'm going to have to make a few. :)

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  2. Very cute!! Clever idea. I tell you, I would love to stick a pin in tardiness...drives me crazy!

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  3. How cute and I have a few small frames that would work so nicely. Thank you for sharing this and the tute!

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  4. I really like this idea! A stand up pin cushion. I could see having one of these hanging on the wall by my machine! very handy! and it wouldnt get lost.
    I would love to stick a bunch of pins into the TWO yellow jackets that stung me in the finger this past weekend. My finger is still swollen and red and itchy!
    Thanks for sharing. love your pincushions
    xo jan

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  5. Great idea for a secure stand-up pincushion base. You framed pincushions are so cute. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  6. What a great idea! Super way to keep a pin cushion in its place! I would stick a pin in the person who created my favorite potato chips...because I can never eat just one!

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  7. this pin ohp is such fun and your idea with a picture frame is a great idea, have loads of small frames so wil route them out, thanks

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  8. What a fabulous idea! I would stick a pin in .......hmmmm ...can't think of anything. Thanks for sharing your super cute idea.

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  9. How clever---a standing pincushion. The idea leads me to think about a picture frame that no longer stands but is too pretty to throw away and two small to hang on the wall. It shall find a new life as a pin cushion. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. What a great idea using a frame! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. These are very nice - what a good idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a fun idea for a picture frame...so cute!!

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  13. Such a clever idea making pincushions of the frames.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  14. I love this idea - I will be hunting for appropriate frames now at every garage sale and charity shop! Oh and I would love to stick a pin in people on the train who have really loud conversations on cell phones!

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  15. Another one of the list of things to make....I really have to stop reading these blog hops! What an amazing thought..... And then - of course - having it turn out so incredibly beautiful! I would like to put a pin in well....I happen to be the most annoying person alive, so basically....ME!

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  16. What a clever idea!! I sometimes wish I could stick a pin in my boss. teehee!

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  17. Nice! I do like that idea. Where to stick my pin? Hmm, I don't really know.

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  18. I would never have thought of making a pin cushion from a photo frame- what a clever idea!

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  19. Fabulous framed pincushions...just brilliant! I'd like to stick a pin in my alarm clock every morning. ;)

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  20. They are adorable and thank you for the give away.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  21. Kathy your pins at not only creative but earth friendly since you are repurposing items and that is so good for our environment.thanks for the chance. I believe in karma so I do not want to pin anyone. Lol

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  22. I just love them!! the way you made these pin cushions is so neat and tidy to have around...ohhhh I have days where I would pin someone...lol

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  23. That is a clever idea! I have to make one of those!! unless I win yours. :)

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  24. My pet hates are lateness and mess, they drive me nuts so I would stick a great big pin in each of them. Thanks for a fun giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  25. Wow, that is such a clever idea, thanks for sharing! I would stick a pin in drivers who don't pay attention to their driving as they are a danger to us all.

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  26. I would stick pins in people who think that my time is not as valuable as theirs! I love your pincushion idea.

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  27. What a fab idea! I'll never look at these frames the same way! lol!

    As for sticking pins in people...all the ones that annoy me, especially rude customers :P

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  28. That's a really, really clever idea! Well done!

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  29. I'd stick a pin in the work day and leave myself more time to sew!

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  30. Great idea! Love it. Thankfully my MIL doesn't read any of this so I can safely say that given the chance I'd stick a pin in her. She drives me batty at times. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize.

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  31. What a nice idea, framed your creation ...nice to have it upright

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  32. What a great idea...I really love your frame pincushion! Great use for recycling old frames. I'll be on the lookout for some at yard sales now. I'd like to stick a pin in people who mistreat animals. I've just heard too many stories lately and it breaks my heart.

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  33. Oh how cute is this! I love that picture frame idea and yours are just adorable! I'd stick a pin in those people who talk on their cell phones in a public bathroom.

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  34. Now this is something new! Fun idea :)

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  35. That is such a great idea! I'd stick a pin in rude people.

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  36. While I have several things that annoy me, i'm not really at the point of hurting people. It would also come off as downright mean. Maybe I should stick some pins in my truck, though. My husband is trying to change the brakes and the parts are all rusted together. All we do is curse at it and visit the parts store and throw money at it. It's been in parts for about a month.

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  37. Super cute Kathy. I would love to stick a pin in the armadillo that is digging up my back yard.....no wait, that would be a bullet !!!!

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  38. Now that's a great idea! You could even print a photo on fabric and make the pincushion too so it's a photo in a frame as well, except I guess if it's a loved one you wouldn't want to jab them with a pin, would you, lol? Perhaps this is when you would print something (or someone) that you would like to stick, ha, ha. A naked porcupine would make a cute pincushion to stick pins in, ha, ha.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  39. This is so cute and such a wonderful idea. I really love it. I would love to stick a pin in those annoying people who call and keep on talking even though you tell them you are not interested in whatever they are talking about. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  40. Sweeeet! These are definitely going on my huge "To Do" list! If I could stick a pin in one thing it would have to be pain. There is just too much of it in our world and so many people who need comforting. Thanks for the chance to win

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  41. Wow this is so clever!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    Bente

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  42. So cute and practical too! I would like to stick a pin in the back to school cold that is traveling through my family before it gets to me.

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  43. Really cute. I like this idea. I've wanted to make a few of these for a while now. Seeing yours reminds me that I need to great to it. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Awesome idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to stick a pin in my job...gets in the way of quilting and sewing.

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  45. Wonderful idea. I would like to stick a pin in arrogant people. They never get the clue that no one knows everything.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  46. What a wonderful idea. So innovative. Thanks so much for sharing

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  47. That is such a great idea. Don't take up a lot of room, looks neat and I like that it is original and unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. So cute! Red is my fave and today is our 36th wedding anniversary! Wish me luck!

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  49. Ooh! I like this... a new idea for a few mix-matched frames I have lying around. Thanks for sharing!! I'd stick a pin into students who are on their cell phones in class ;)

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  50. How cute! This is very clever!
    Oh, I'd like to stick a pin in my yard! It has never slowed down on growing this year and still needs to be mowed every 4-5 days! I appreciate the rain for the crops and the grass is nice to see still green but.....I'm tired of mowing! I could be sewing!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  51. This is a fantastic idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I don't think I could stick a pin in someone. LOL I know how it feels. But if I could stick a pin in my dishes and have them clean themselves I would do it in a heart beat. More time for sewing and such. LOL

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  52. Great idea, I could definitely stick a pin in one of these.

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  53. very cute. I need one of these. I would like to stick a pin in the government agency on medicare. They annoy me.

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  54. This is a fun idea and clever! Thanks for sharing with us.
    I'd like to stick pins in my phone when the telemarketers call during the dinner hour!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  55. Great idea!
    I would stick a pin in my DIL as she is being Miss Pissy Pants of late:)

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  56. How adorable! Great idea!
    If I could stick a pin in something that annoys me, it would be rude people who think the world revolves around them. (I don't see very many of them, but one was in the airport last night!)

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  57. This is a very clever idea! They look great! Oh, I would really hate to stick a pin in anyone! LOL

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  58. This is a very original idea, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I was going to make some of these but I did not have any frames around. I am glad you did. I like the cherry. Honestly, I try to not let things bother me. But traffic does :P

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  60. Now just how ingenious is that? I always seem to have a pin or two where it shouldn't be. I frame or two around the house would be just the perfect place to put em! Love it

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  61. Hi!!! Very cute and different idea!!! Love it!!! Thank You!!!

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  62. What a great idea. So creativ. Thanks for sharing

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  63. Brilliant! Truly up-standing idea!! Thank you for a fab hop. Creative Bliss...

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  64. I simply love this picture idea for a pincushion. Pincushions have a way of disappearing from view at my house and this would help to solve the problem. Did you say Voo-doo? Very few people deserve that cruel fate - so I won't name names!!! lol

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  65. I could most definitely stick a pin in someone...I use dto be a nurse you know. And I got the priveledge of pokeing needles in folks all day long....lol...And I have had to poke myslef when I was gestational daibetic with both my kids. FInger sticks & insulin shots. So pokeing some one would be no problem to me... Voo doo could come in most handy sometimes...lol...

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  66. What a great idea, that's an innovation ;)

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  67. What a clever idea! I have never seen a framed pincushion before. Thanks for sharing. As for where to stick a pin, I guess I'd like to poke a few legislators who don't care about the well-being of children.

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  68. How clever to turn a frame into a pincushion!

    Who deserves a poke with a pin? My boneheaded congressional delegation probably.

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  69. Cute idea, better just keep the pins in the cushion and stay out of trouble. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  70. How clever you are!! That is such a great idea..Thank you for sharing..I would like to stick a pin in this heat in AZ!! I am ready for winter.

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  71. That is a really clever idea. Love your framed pin cushions. A wonderful way to showcase some cute fabric too.

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  72. What a great pincushion! I know exactly who I would stick! I work retail and I really hate the people who come to the register talking on their phone and totally ignore me...they seem to think I have ESP and know what they want!!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  73. Stick a pin in Congress ... I think they are Overdone and need to be tossed out!

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  74. Love your creation. How original and fun. Giving congress a little wakeup call sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. What a clever idea! I could see myself using it by the sewing machine. Thanks for sharing a great idea and cute pin cushion.

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  76. Kathy, you are genius! That is an awesome idea.

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  77. Such a cute idea, I love it. I would like to stick a pin to those who cant ignore their cellphone while visiting with me.

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  78. I really like your idea for your pin cushion. Great job. I could stick a pin into anyone that changes my plans for the day when I would like to go to the sewing room but I hold my tongue and go. Can't wait to get old and cranky and tell them to jump in the lake. Ha ha. There will always be days to sew but little time to spend with family and friends. Thanks for having a give away.

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  79. This is really clever! I think I have some frames I could use for this. I don't think I want to stick pins in anyone.

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  80. Great idea!! How to use those nice frames we save. Yours are darling.

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  81. You are so creative! I love the the idea of the frame pincushion! Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  82. Love the picture frame idea! I bought a picture frame to make one but ran out of time. Now I will just follow your tutorial! Thanks! Being late is what I would stick a pin in it.

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  83. This is such a cute idea! It would even look cute holding brooches! And if I could only stick a pin in robo callers......grrrrrr!

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  84. I'd stick a pin into drivers who text/call as they drive- LOL. That makes me so mad!

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  85. Very cute idea. I would love to stick a pin in the rain clouds and send them away.

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  86. Love your pincushion idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  87. I would be stick a pin in the bullies of the world who harm others because they can.. I find it hard to accept people being mean to others with so much intent..
    Love your pretty pincushion.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  88. What a great pincushion idea. I would probably stick a pin in myself, I have been annoying myself and making a few too many mistakes lately in my sewing projects. thanks for sharing your idea!

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  89. What a neat idea and love your pincushions! Hmmmm, I don't think I want to stick pins in anyone.

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  90. Great idea, I have to check my stuff for a small unused picture frame. I'd like to stick a pin(s) in who is making the decision at work to change us from full time to part time with no other options!

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  91. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea. I would stick a pin in the booty of a couple of clients..but shhh, don't tell anyone. lol

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  92. How creative! We don't have to worry about it falling...

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  93. I have never thought of using a picture frame for a pincushion. Great idea!
    I seem to stick myself with a pin more often than not!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. Such a great idea! Very handy! :)
    I would like to stick a pin in my neighbour, keeping us awake with his motorcycle, grrrr..

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  95. What a great idea and your pictureframes look lovely. I'm saving your tutorial.

    Now, i can pretend to be a nice person and say I don't want to stick pins in anybody, but.... I'm not that nice, so I would like to stick a pin in people who think they own the road. Oh, and people who drive by in the middle of the night with music just blaring from their cars. I think I can even think of more people, but I'll shut up for now, before someone wants to stick a pin in me for whining too much. LOL

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  96. What lovely pincushions! I would never have thought about making them inside picture frames! I think I would stick a pin in everything that seems to be a time waster. I just want to be sewing instead of wasting time. Thanks for sharing!

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  97. What a cool idea!! How in the world did you ever think of that!

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  98. This is the first time I have seen a pin cushion like this. I think it is a great idea. Right now I would like to stick pins in our congress people in Washington D.C. in the hopes they would start working together.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  99. hahaha, I can't tell you who I would stick a pin in, but I work with her! Love your pinnie frames and thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Love your frame pincushion!! Thanks for sharing with us. Occasionally,
    my husband has sat on a few pins &
    stray needles. Thanks for the chance
    to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. If I could stick a pin in something it would be angry customers, they need deflated! I worked 3.5 years as a bank teller, and boy do some people get puffed up over issues that were most of the time their own fault. Glad I'm outta there, and instead vying for this AWESOME pin cushion! Thank you for the giveaway and the idea, it's fantastic.
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  102. I would stick a pin in my son! I mean is it really so hard to pick up your toys!!

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  103. Love your pin cushion picture frames! What a great idea. If I could, I would stick a pin in my belly and let out all the hot air!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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