Okay. Couple of things you should know. I love toilet paper rolls. Can't get enough of them. Secondly, I love flowers. Love them. You may have noticed a theme over the 3 months of this blog's short little life.
That said, today I'm combining those two passions into one useful and pretty pincushion!!! And, no Amy, this isn't yours! :)
Let us begin!
First I'm going to send you back in time to this post where I show you how to mark out your toilet paper roll (Conveniently, you'll have to scroll down to the last flower... sorry...).
So you end up with these pieces here. Note that I glued an additional small ring to the bottom of the tall piece.
I painted them Christmas green. You should also paint the inside of the largest piece (vase shape) too, btw. And then I let it all dry.
I then dry-brushed all surfaces with a couple of lighter shades of green.
All pieces now looked like this. At this point I glued the little crown onto the tall piece.
I then found some appealing fabric (my little sister, Ariane, gave me this particular one for my birthday...) and cut out a circle and a rectangle. The circle should be the diameter of your tall tube plus 1/2 inch (for the 1/4 inch seam allowance all around). Your rectangle should be the height of your tall tube plus 1/4 inch seam allowance on both top and bottom. Your rectangle should be long enough to go all around your tall tube plus 1/4 inch seam allowance on both sides.
Hand baste your circle to your rectangle right sides together. Machine sew the short edges of your rectangle together. This will give you a fabric cylinder. Go back over the hand basting with your sewing machine.
When it is tightly stuffed, hand sew a running stitch all around the open edge leaving the thread ends to dangle.
Grab both thread ends and tighten. Tie a knot.
Stuff the little fabric cylinder into the tall toilet roll piece.
The top should look like this.
Cut out a cardboard circle the diameter of your tall piece and paint it Christmas green.
Once dry, take a pin and perforate the edge of your circle. Also perforate the bottom edge of the vase shape with an equal amount of holes.
Sew the circle to the vase shape like so.
Take a flat pebble and glue it down to the inside bottom of the vase shape for added weight and stability.
Slide the tall piece into the vase shape and glue it in place.
And the pincushion is born! Welcome to the world little pincushion!