I LOVE Yankee Candles but they are so expensive that I don't often take them home. At Target they were having a $10 sale on the medium sized jars in my favorite scent, Jasmine. I took it as a sign and bought two.
I took them home and immediately lit one. I added the lid to my glass recyclables and that was
it. . . until I saw this:
These are my pins. Yes, they are all in the bottom of a tumbler. This is how I store them. You reach in, get poked, and pinch a few to put on the table next to your fabric. This system has worked well for me since I can't seem to keep those tomato pin cushions around. They inevitably end up substituting for hacky sacks or baseballs to be hit with ruler bats. There has to be a better system and this is what I came up with:
It's a pin cushion made out of a Yankee Candle Jar Lid! It's fast, easy and FREE because you probably have everything you need!
Here's what you need:
Yankee Candle Jar Lid
Little bit of fabric
Start by peeling off the plastic rim around the lid. Just insert a butter knife in between the plastic rim and the glass and wiggle carefully. It will pop off.
Stuff the inside with some cotton. . . .
With a hot glue gun, start gluing the circle of fabric to the lip of the lid.
. . . clip and you are done. Put all your pins in it!
I love it because it's heavy enough that it won't roll off the table with a little bump of the elbow and no one will steal it to play games with. It's a fun thing to do with the candle jar lids that I usually end up tossing in the recycle.
If I do it again:
I would add a bit more cotton so it puffed up a tiny bit more. I will probably make a few of these as gifts so I will make sure to do it next time!