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Friday, March 25, 2011

Topiary Stick Pin Cushion

This weeks Fashionista Friday challenge over at "The Shoe" is to use distress ink, flowers and bling! 

 I have completely fallen in love with stick pins and have tons of them (either that I made or from swaps) and need a decorative place to house them all.  Actually this one is for a swap - but I am in desperate need of something like this for myself.  I made the topiary using a small Styrofoam ball and I used hot glue to attach some paper roses (from  I used homemade glimmermist made with perfect pearls and distress ink reinker (tattered rose).

The stick is actually 6 12" wooden skewers glued together and wrapped in ribbon.  The base is another small Styrofoam ball wrapped in batting.  Using a grommet tool I made a hole in a 4x4 square of fabric that I had on hand and then attached a grommet to keep the hole open and prevent the fabric from fraying.  The fabric is then wrapped around the batting/styrofoam ball and secured with a few hand stitches.

The pail is from Michael's and I attached the pin cushion with some hot glue.  I added a ribbon bow and a large white pearl.  I simply love how it turned out.

Stop on by "The Shoe" and play along this week!

Thanks for looking! 


  1. Oh holy cow, Cammi!! This is beyond beautiful!!! I love, love, love it!!! You are sooooo stinkin' talented, my friend!!! And getting more so every day!!! Did I mention I love this???

  2. Ack! This is so cute!! Love it! I use a freaky tomato looking thing...from the 70s~

  3. Cammie, this is absolutely beautiful. I have fallen in love with stick pins too...Just stunning

  4. I love Topiaries! This is beautiful!

  5. Wow Girl! This is Beautiful beyond words!!! We have definitely got to get together so you can show me some things, lol!!

  6. This is BEAUTIFUL Cammi!! Just love it!!

  7. This is beautiful and perfect for your lovely stick pins!!!


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