19 December 2018, 17:57


Tuna Can Pin Cushion Tutorial

Tuna Can Pin Cushion Tutorial

The first thing you need to do is make some tuna sandwiches so you have a can to work with. ?
Wash and dry it really well, then give it a couple coats of spray paint. Most of it will be covered, the most important part is the top rim and bottom edge. So make sure you spray those parts well.


Next you need to measure your can and cut a strip of paper to wrap around it. Mine was about 10 1/2″x 1 1/4″. (You could use fabric instead if you prefer.)
I inked the edge of my paper to add dimension.


Next you want to use mod podge to attach your paper. (Or if you are using fabric, you can attach it with hot glue.) Let it dry for at least an hour.


For the top, you need to cut a piece of fabric into a circle shape about 9″ across. It doesn’t need to be perfect.


Using some string or really sturdy thread, do a running stitch around the circle, about 1/4″ from the edge.



Now carefully pull the threads tight and stuff with fiberfill as you go. You need to stuff it really full. Be careful when you get to the end not to break your thread. When you have it full and gathered, tie the two ends of string into a knot. It should look like this on the bottom:
And this on the top:

How To Make A Pin Cushion from a Recycled Can

How To Make A Pin Cushion from a Recycled Can

To secure your cushion into the base, take some hot glue and make a line all along the inside edge of the can.