Dec 27, 2022
Learn how to make an up-cycled pin cushion ring using a soda bottle cap.
*soda bottle cap
*1/4” wide elastic (min 8” but a longer piece makes it easier to tie the
*4 1/2” X 4 1/2” inch square piece of fabric
*coordinating ribbon long enough to wrap around the cap
*polyester fiber fill (enough to fill the fabric)
*hot glue gun & glue
*needle and thread
Step 1: Drill two holes through the bottle cap, and thread the elastic through
the holes. Adjust the elastic so that it will fit around your finger as a ring.
Tie the ends of the elastic into knots inside the bottle cap. Cut the ends
of the elastic (above the knots) so that they fit inside the bottle cap.
Step 2: Leaving a thread tail at the beginning and the end, hand sew a basting stitch around the edges of the fabric square.
Fill the square with polyester fiber fill, and then pull on the thread tails, gathering up the fabric into a ball. Hand-sew the opening closed so that you have a mushroom-shaped ball of fabric filled with polyester fiber fill.
Step 3: Fill the inside of the cap with hot glue from the glue gun. Fit the mushroom-ball of fabric into the cap. Using the hot glue gun, glue a piece of coordinating ribbon around the edges of the soda cap. Add pins & enjoy!
TIP: You can also user a larger cap from a sports drink to make the wrist bracelet version. You would need more elastic and the fabric square would need to be 8 1/2” X 8 1/2”. The rest of the steps are the same