Tutorial: Make a Jar Pincushion
While I was on my diet back in December and January for Low Iodine, I discover Oui yogurt in the Plant-Based variety. There is not a lot to eat while on that diet and dairy is a no-no but I found their yogurt in the plant-based variety and honestly, I loved it!
After the diet, I still eat the plant based version and the dairy version. I really like the yogurt.
Anyway beyond linking the yogurt…I loved the jar it comes with. They are so cute and they are glass jars. I didn’t have the heart to throw them away. I was talking to Kayla about it one day and she laughed…she said, “Mom, those Oui jars are a whole thing. Check Pinterest. People are doing all sorts of things with them and check Amazon. They had lids for them.”
Well, you can guess what I did. I was off to Pinterest and off to Amazon. I found some cute wooden lids. I bought some and they came. Oh, I thought they were so cute together. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with them, then as I was cross-stitching one night, I decided I need an ort jar. If you don’t know that that is, it’s a jar that people put their leftover too-short threads in. Most of us cross-stitchers are stitching in a place not near a garbage can so we can just pop our threads into an ort jar. Great idea, I thought.
Then just a bit later, as I was trying to count several threads over I thought to myself, “oh. I wish I had a couple of pins to mark as I was counting”.
Well as they say…that was history. I decided to design a pincushion that would work with an Oui yogurt jar with a lid.
In the past, I had made a pincushion using a melon shape from a double wedding ring quilt. I thought I’d try that again only I needed a smaller-sized melon. So I went online and found a melon shape. I copy/pasted it into my Word program on my computer and shrunk it. I printed it and then I went upstairs to give it a test.
I felt a little like Goldilocks looking for the right size of bed. First I made one too big. Then I made one too small and finally I sized one in between and it was perfect.
Here are the three sizes I made. The middle size is perfect.
But then I got looking at the pincushion on the jar and I got thinking about my house and decided I should make one in reproduction prints…not brights. So…I made yet again, another pincushion.
OH MY! I love it!!
Here it is working as an ort jar with the little threads in the bottom.
You can see I can pop the top off and put the threads inside.
I am so pleased with my design…but here’s the good news. You don’t have to use it only for an ort jar…
How cute would it be to put your spool of thread in the bottom…or some of your button collection. I can see it for many uses.
So do you want to learn how to make one? Follow along.