Turn a salsa dish into a pin cushion, by CraftyChica.com

Have you ever seen the three-pack of plastic salsa dishes at the grocery store? I did, and when I didn’t have enough salsa to fill all of them, I made a salsa bowl pin cushion!

I love this idea because I’m one of those people who loves to personalize EVERYTHING. I know the cute traditional tomato cushion is the standard, and this one is a bit on the jumbo side, but hey – I live a jumbo kind of life. Don’t we all? After I made this, I started thinking about what else I could use these bowls for…candy dishes, soap dishes, beading dish, a sachet holder, a ring holder, etc. What ideas do you have?

In the meantime…

Here’s what you need to turn a salsa bowl into a pin cushion:

1 plastic salsa bowl (you can also buy them on Amazon)

1 piece of fabric, about 6″ in diameter

Pillow stuffing, handful

Hot glue

Optional: Paint and embellishments

Directions:
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Version #1: Hot glue the fabric around the inside of the bowl, but leave a 4″ opening on one side. Add the Fiberfill (pillow stuffing) inside. Glue the rest of the fabric, but pull it taut. Embellish as you wish!
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Version #2: Sew a mini-pillow and set it inside the bowl.
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This is super cool because then you can store small items under the cushion.
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I’ve had this one since forever and use it faithfully. This is the hot-glued version. It’s lightweight and super cute!
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Now I have salsa bowl DIY fever! Help me come up with other ideas!
Oh, and look! I may buy the plastic version, but I paint a ceramic version! I made a bunch of these as Christmas gifts last month. Let me know in the comments if you want a tutorial on this version!
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Love & light,


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