I started with the following supplies:
. Pickles, mayonnaise, peanut butter, or any other kind of jar you might come across.
. A pin cushion I purchased at Michael's for $.99
. Leftover fabric. The size should be about 2 1/2" bigger than your pin cushion... stay away from the very thick ones, as they will be harder to work with.
. Glue gun
Using your glue gun, attach the pin cushion to the jar lid...don't be afraid to use lots of glue and make sure it is very secure.
Cover the cushion with your fabric, placing it on the center and keeping it in place and very tight with a few pins on the top:
Glue your fabric in about 4 or 5 places to the lid's edge (and only to the lid, not the jar!) and make little pleads keeping the fabric tightly glued. Remember that once finished, you should be able to open the jar...
Cut the excess fabric all around the jar, leaving a little ruffle....
Glue a matching ribbon around the neck of the jar, about 4 or 5 dots of glue should be enough to keep it in place. Tie it on the front...
To finish it off, I used a couple of vintage daisies and a stamped grudged Manila tag. This step is totally up to your imagination. You can also use a big button or some vintage jewelry for a touch of Bling!
Now my pins and needles will be always at hand and my buttons, inside my altered jar, in a safe place...
I think the tag says it all...don't you?