Friday, June 15, 2012
Salt Shaker Pin Cushions
Several weeks ago, when I was out doing a little treasure hunting, I found these adorable, tiny salt and pepper shakers at a second hand consignment shop. I remember when I was a little girl how my grandmothers set a grand table complete with individual salt and pepper shakers. I imagine that it is most likely a custom that is slipping out of fashion. I remember though how lovely the table settings were with dinner pieces for every use and purpose.
I just had to have these little salt and pepper shakers. I knew The Mister and I most likely would not be setting such a fine table as in days past, but I knew too I could make something lovely with them.
VOILA! While reading a lovely blog called TODOLWEN I saw a variety of ways she has transformed salt shakers and other types of tableware into beautiful, delicate pincushions.
These are very, very simple pin holders. Purely for display purposes but I'm delighted with them. I made the flowers from old music books, covered the pages in a layer of Mod Podge and once it dried, I punched the sheet music using Stampin' Up! flower punches and put a pearl toped pin through their centers. I did add just a touch of Aleene's Tacky glue in the center of each flower so that they will stay in place.
These will sit on my window sill in my sewing room. Just a little something pretty to look at. If you enjoy this type of thing I urge you to check out Karen's blog titled TODOLWEN for many lovely ideas and tutorials.
Until next time,