DIY Acorn Pincushions

diy acorn pincushionThese handmade bottle cap and acorn pincushions are unique and easy to create — simple enough for all ages!


  • Bottle cap
  • Acorn cap
  • Felt
  • Stuffing
  • Trim & beads
  • Embroidery thread and needle
  • Glue
  • Pins


  • Cut out a circle of felt that is 1.5 – 2″ in circumference.
  • Baste edges (sew large stitches loosely around the edge of the felt circle).
  • Pull the thread to draw the felt together like a little purse.
  • Stuff the felt with your choice of filling.
  • Draw the thread tightly and secure with stitches.
  • Glue the inside of an acorn cap or bottle cap and press felt piece until secure. You can use a medium or large binder clip to hold felt piece in bottle cap until dry.
  • Once dry you can embellish with trim, beads or embroidery.
  • Enjoy!


  • Stuff a pincushion with dried herbs and spices for a scented creation.
  • Sawdust, Brillo pad, pencil shavings, coarse sand and silica packets have all been used as pincushion stuffing to help sharpen needles. Wool is also very popular.


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