Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tea Cup Pin Cushion: DIY gift for Mom

No matter how old one gets, our mothers still seem to cherish most those gifts that are made by hand. So with Mother's day fast approaching I thought I'd whip up an easy DIY that combines two of my Mom's loves: sewing and tea.
During a recent window shopping venture I stumbled on the most delightful little teacup pincushions but with a less than delightful price tag I immediately thought of ways to recreate one at home. Although a quick search online revealed pages of how-to's for fun variations of this project, they all used the same basic elements, just personalized with favorite colors, styles or theme.
Not just for mothers or grandmothers, this is a sweet gift for anyone who enjoys sewing and cup of tea.
I used
a thrifted tea cup
a pot scrubby 
(you can also use fiberfill or a small pincushion if fits snugly)
scrap of fabric
tiny scissors
ribbon or trim

 wrap fabric around scrubby
secure with rubber band, trimming excess.
glue into cup and add trim and accents if desired
I added faux pearl trim and tiny flowers
a tag and mini scissors tied with ribbon makes a lovely (and handy) addition

I created tags with a vintage image from the fabulous the graphics fairy

A Happy Mother's Day
to Grandmothers, Godmothers, Stepmothers
Pet Mothers 


  1. What a clever way to combine tea and sewing! Thanks for sharing, Christina.

    1. Thanks so much Margie! This was fun to make :)

  2. Very sweet gift idea~ My Mom would love something like since she sews and drinks tea.
    Thanks for coming by. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

    1. Thanks Linda!
      Tea and sewing seem to work so well together!
      Happy Cinco de Mayo! - got tied up and idn't get to celebrate this year like I wanted - next year I'll plan ahead better!

  3. Dearest Christina,
    what a stunning idea, your so very talented, my wonderful friend, you always leave me in awe and I'm far too sure that you Mom will love this amazing cup of tea which is the so original 'sum' of her passions !

    Have a wonderful remainder of your day, today, and joyous days to come, Happy Mother's Day to you too, sweetie !

    much love ...


    1. Thanks so much Dany!
      How kind of you to say-
      this was such a fun craft to make and quite easy too

      Wishing you the best!

  4. That is absolutely adorable.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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