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How to… Make Walnut Pin Cushions

| August 3, 2012 | 9 Comments

Here is a super easy little walnut pin cushions to make. Perfect for small stocking fillers or a little gift to a crafty friend!

walnut pin cushion

Materials: Walnut halves, fabric scraps, ribbons/ brocade, PVA glue

A hot glue gun would also be handy for this, but PVA works just fine.

You could make these REALLY lovely and fill them with lavender – maybe a bit fiddlier, but imagine all the lovely lavender scent each time a pin pricks it!

1) Crack your walnut in half – check our little walnut boat post for best tips of how to do this.

2) A piece of fabric that will fit over the opening of the shell + about a 1-2cm boarder.

3) But some fabric scraps as stuffing under the piece of fabric, bunch the fabric up and squeeze into the shell.

4) Cut a piece of brocade, ribbon or lace as a trip. Wrap it round and with lots of PVA glue secure in place.

Done. Spread a little pin cushion love!

Fancy more walnut crafts? Check out this walnut crafts post:


For some Walnut Boats, little Walnut Babies and Walnut Mice racing!

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  1. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you!

  2. Liz Burton says:

    Oh I love them!! Perfect pincushions (and Borrowers stools!)

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you, Liz.. I did think you would like them!! And oooh yes.. Borrowers would like these too 😉

  4. Sian says:

    soooo cute : ) we found some discarded walnut shells a few months back, now I know what to do with them!
    hm, discarded in the squirrel way not in the rubbish way!

  5. Adorable and great to see you again on craft schooling Sunday!

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