DIY Vintage Planter Pincushion

Hi guys! Welcome to day six of my 12 Days of Handmade Gifts! Today I am going to show you how to make these sweet Vintage Planter Pincushions. These are super fast and easy to make. It is a good way to use a really beautiful swatch or scrap of fabric like a vintage feedsack scrap. Vintage planters are really easy to find at antique malls and flea markets. If you can’t find one in your hometown, check online at Etsyor Ebay.

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Planter

*Scrap of Fabric larger than your planter opening

*Filler such as stuffing(I used polyfill), emery, or sawdust shavings

*Hot Glue

*Pretty Colored Straight Pins


The first thing you need to do is clean your planter really well if it is dirty. Fill your planter about a third to half of the way with the filler of your choice. I used polyfill stuffing. Cut a scrap of fabric to at least an inch or two¬†wider than your opening and double the opening long. So if your planter is three inches wide, cut a piece that is 5×6″. Fill your fabric scrap with filler and wrap the fabric around the stuffing at the sides and pinch at the bottom. Shape your poof to be the right width of the opening for your planter. Glue the bottom closed or tie it off with some twine. Run a bead of hot glue around the inner rim of the planter opening and insert your poof pressing onto the glue. To finish off add a little bunch of pretty colored straight pins.

I have a little weakness for vintage ceramic planters. It’s more of an obsession with me actually! There are so many styles and designs out there to choose from. My favorite types of planters are animal themed planters from the 1940’s and 50’s. They are so fun! I have quite a collection of planters, and I use a lot of them to hold craft supplies in my sewing room. I love finding new ways to use them! I was originally inspired from this Teacup pin cushion I saw on Pinterest a while back. I hope you guys will make your own planter pin cushion, you’ll love it! These would make fantastic gifts, and you can make a few in under twenty minutes! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun handmade gift. Until then…

Happy Crafting!


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4 Responses

  1. These are fabulous! Thank-you for solving my last minute gift crisis! ;O)

  2. One of the best diy’s re-purposing vintage I have seen in a long time. I will be making myself one for sure!!

    • I use my little lamb all the time! It is so much easier than trying to grab them out of that little plastic box they come in. And I like seeing that cute little face when I sew :)

  3. one of the best diy’s re-purposing vintage I have seen in a long time! definitely going to be making myself one.