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Today, guest designer Cathi O’Neill is back with another fabulous project!  She is doing a series of posts with us, so we hope you enjoy her work as much as we do.  Don’t forget to post your comments at the end!

Cupcake Pincushions

Good enough to eat!  These cupcake pincushions feature lots of May Arts lace and ribbon and have a bit of a secret, they started their lives as modest….Pringles cans!

Even though they are mini cans, they are still a bit tall for a cupcake, so cut the cans down about an inch.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 To make the pincushion, cut 12 inch strips of  2.5″ burlap, lace and pearl ribbon, and pleated satin.  You will need a further yard of the lace to make the cupcake “frosting” later.

 Cupcake Pincushion

Cover the Pringles can with the 2.5″ burlap strip, hot gluing it into place.

Cupcake Pincushion 

 For my pink and purple cupcakes, I used spray ink to color the ribbons and lace, and alcohol inks to color pearls.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 Next, take the pleated satin ribbon and the lace and glue them down. 

 Cupcake Pincushion

 To make the pincushion top, use some polyester fiberfill and cover it with muslin. I took a small amount of the fiberfill and a 6 inch square of muslin to make this.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 To make the top, simply use hot glue on the side of the lid and press the muslin into it. I alternated from one side to the other, pulling the muslin down and pressing it into the hot glue.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 When I was done gluing all around the top of the lid, I trimmed down the muslin.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 Glue the muslin down inside the lid top.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 Next fit the pincushion top back onto the bottom of the Pringles can cupcake base.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 Time to make the “frosting”! Again using my hot glue gun, I took my yard of lace and glued it down on the pincushion, working my way around the cushion and moving inward and upward to make the swirls.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 Finish by swirling the last bit of lace into the center.

 Cupcake Pincushion

 If you are coloring your cupcake you can spray the lace and muslin now for a yummy finish.

Cupcake Pincushion 

 I decided to give these pincushions to some friends as little kits to make the gorgeous beaded stickpins I have placed on top of the pincushions. I just popped open the top of the cupcake and they can be stored underneath, then when done, displayed on top!

 Cupcake Pincushion

  1. TracyM #6773

    These are THE MOST DELICIOUS recycled cupcakes I have ever seen!!! LOVE the luscious layers of burlap, ribbon, lace and pearls!!!

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