Thrifty Thursday....AND...a sparkling zebra.

It's that time of the week again! How excited are you? Are your crafty hands tingling yet?

I recently found this during one of my many scavenger

Take a gander at this Ring Pincushion Tutorial found on A Foothill Home Companion.

DIY Ring Pincushion

Small scrap of material
Plastic bottle cap
Short piece of elastic
Needle and thread

diy ring pincushion, step 1

Step 1: Cut a circle from a piece of fabric. I used the top of a pint glass for a template. The rim of a large coffee cup would work just as well.

diy ring pincushion, step 2

Step 2: Make a smooth, rounded, dense ball of batting/stuffing and push it into a plastic bottle cap.

diy ring pincushion, step 3

Step 3: Fold the edge of the fabric circle over about 1/8 of an inch and sew a running stitch all the way around the circle.

diy ring pincushion, step 4

Step 4: Place the plastic bottle cap, stuffing face down, into the middle of the circle and pull the running stitch tight to enclose the cap in the fabric circle. Anchor with a few stitches and a knot.

diy ring pincushion, step 5

Step 5: Cut a short piece of elastic, long enough to go around your finger and overlap by 1/2 inch (my elastic measured three inches). Form a circle, overlapping ends by 1/2 inch, and sew the ends together with a running stitch.

diy ring pincushion, step 6

Step 6: Sew the elastic ring to the bottle cap pincushion.

ring pincushion complete!

Slip on your new ring and get sewing!


What's so great about this is most if not all of the materials are probably already a part of your supplies! 


So my amazing other half was sweet enough to buy me the most fabulous cell phone cover my phone has ever been encased by! It came in the mail today and I was oh so excited almost too excited for a cell phone cover. In any event, here it is, in all it's dazzling glory!

We'll see how long it stays on my phone, the MyTouch Slide cases have a tendency to break and break amazingly quickly, time will tell!

  1. So cute!!! I'm always losing my needles and it's adorable ;)

  2. Aw, that ring pin cushion is so cute and your bedazzled cell cover is gorgeous!! xxx

  3. That is very cute (both of them) -- vintage glam at its best.

  4. I love that tutorial and also the fabric you chose--also the bass clef tattoo! are you a musician?

  5. @Janet - Yes! I play the piano and sing (the singing is mostly in my car/shower nowadays) and I have a treble clef on my other wrist :)

  6. What a CUTE DIY! Love this! Also - the fact that you can put it on your finger? Genius!!!

  7. well hello there - i'm now following your right back! love the wrist tattoo. :)

  8. Such a cute idea! I must make one this week :)


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