Repurposed Items for my Hatpins and Pincushion

Good morning friends.  Checking in today for a short post.  And for today . . . a change of pace.  I spent some time pouring resin for a whole batch of Hat Pins so that I would have more custom pins on-hand.  Fun!  Then I decided Hat Pins and Pincushions would make a great handmade gift this season.  I repurposed a bracelet that had broken by pulling the elements apart and setting each element in Spellbinder Diamond Hat Pins before anchoring in place with Ice Resin.  Loving sweet old fashioned things, I pulled out my velvet, fiberfill and an aluminum flower pot and made a pincushion.  I simply took it outside and spray painted it gold with Krylon Short Cuts and made a pillow using the velvet and fiberfill, securing with hot glue gun.  It was an easy project and now all I have to do is wrap it up :-)

Spellbinders Diamond Hat Pins and Pincushion from a flower pot

Here’s what I started with…

Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: None
Ink: None
AccessoriesSpellbinder Diamond Hat Pins ,  Ice Resin, Krylon Short Takes Paint, small 4″ flower pot, velvet, lace, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Well, that does it for me today.  I had fun playing – I’ll see you soon!!


  • Heidi BlankenshipOctober 29, 2013 - 8:24 am

    WOW!!! Gorgeous hatpins and pincushion!! I love how you repurposed the bracelet and turned the flower pot in to the pincushion–fabulous!!! HugsReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeOctober 29, 2013 - 8:26 am


  • SandraOctober 29, 2013 - 8:31 am

    Out standing!!!!!! It is beautiful. You are one of the most creative people I know. I look forward to seeing what new inspiration you come up with daily. You never disappoint us with your wonderful work. It is fun for you to create and fun for us to see and enjoy, SandraReplyCancel

  • MickieOctober 29, 2013 - 8:37 am

    So sweet and so cute, will make a great gift!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsOctober 29, 2013 - 8:51 am

    AWESOME! AMAZING as always. How do you like all those a’s!!
    more a’sReplyCancel

  • Mary PuskarOctober 29, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Wow Becca, that is gorgeous. Makes me want to try those hatpins. I’d love to know where you acquired such a beautiful container???


  • MaryannOctober 29, 2013 - 8:58 am

    WAUW this is sooooooo gorgeous Becca. Both the pincushion and the pins looks amazing and you really did an outstanding job on both, and this project is over the top amazing. I sooooooooo LOVE both parts here.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Moss. U.K.October 29, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Good afternoon Becca. These pins are gorgeous, awesome, just love them.
    From a nice sunny U.K. Have a great day. Jan.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessOctober 29, 2013 - 9:04 am

    WOW, these are gorgeous. Wish you’d do a tutorial on making them. Mine never turn out looking like yours. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 29, 2013 - 9:07 am

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! YES! YES! YES!!! SHOW us a TUTORIAL on HOW you made these little HAT PINS!?!?!?! ;) They’re GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! :) GORGEOUS CONTAINER TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU are SOOOO TALENTED!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Clare WOctober 29, 2013 - 9:07 am

    Love those hatpins but I have no idea how you made them! Any chance of a tutorial?. They look soooo effective.ReplyCancel

  • RitaOctober 29, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Wow Becca. Tis beautiful and those hatpins are adorable. Lucky recipent of this stunning gift. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxReplyCancel

  • Amy A.October 29, 2013 - 9:46 am

    Gorgeous, elegant and I simply adore these hatpins and the way you made them. I am a fan of pincushions too!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyOctober 29, 2013 - 10:11 am

    What a lovely idea – and your hatpins are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronOctober 29, 2013 - 10:16 am

    I love these pins!! Now if I could just find the blanks I’d like at my craft store…
    A friend gave me a shoe box full of vintage jewelry and now I see some cool possibilities above and beyond the flower centers I was planning! TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyOctober 29, 2013 - 11:14 am

    WOW. STUNNING. ELEGANT. UNIQUE. AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. I just don’t know how you do it…everything you create is beautiful. I’d love to try making pins, would you consider doing a tutorial?ReplyCancel

  • NoelleOctober 29, 2013 - 11:26 am

    The hatpins are fabulous! I bet the bracelet was a stunner, great way to keep the jewels alive. If you are looking for someone to give the gift to, pick me.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 29, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Hello Becca
    What a lovely idea!…… you are so imaginative, and everything has turned out so beautifully!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ArleneOctober 29, 2013 - 11:50 am

    I love how you do those hatpins, we NEED a tutorial on this for sure, pretty please!!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordOctober 29, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Hi Becca, never really had the notion to do hatpins……….but…….now I have to give this a go! Absolutely love the pins, in fact, love the whole kit and caboodle! Amazing? You certainly are.
    Margaret (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Patty GluckOctober 29, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Thus is gorgeous. How about a tutorial how to do this. It’s is simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealOctober 29, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Wow! These pins are sensational. You’ve wowed us with your paper crafts and now with hat pins. There is just so much talent going on here, I’m at a loss for words.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HOctober 29, 2013 - 1:36 pm

    very pretty as usualReplyCancel

  • CynthiaOctober 29, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    What an excellent idea and how beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryOctober 29, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    Becca love your gorgeous hat pins and the pin cushion is great … what a lovely gift for some lucky recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorOctober 29, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    fantastic as always,Laura OReplyCancel

  • SuAnneOctober 29, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    You are a creative genius. God has BLESSED YOU! And we’re all so grateful that you take the time to share your creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 29, 2013 - 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHOctober 29, 2013 - 5:47 pm


  • GerryOctober 29, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know you made your own hatpins. What a nifty gift and a way to recycle unused jewelry.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 29, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Some lucky person is going to be very pleased with this gift!
    Beautiful, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LageneOctober 29, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous hat pins and the repurposed flower pot made a perfect pin cushion!ReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellOctober 29, 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Becca, love the hat pins! Do you think you could do a tutorial on how you make those?

  • Nancy DynesOctober 29, 2013 - 10:55 pm

    This is soooooooo beautiful!! But of course, EVERYTHING you create is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BOctober 30, 2013 - 2:00 am

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous hatpins and pincushion, making a wonderful gift for a very lucky person. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasOctober 30, 2013 - 3:39 am

    I wish I was on your present list! I love the little pot you started with, never seen anything like that here (in Ireland) so I’ll have to look out for something similar.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 30, 2013 - 4:20 am

    Aww Becca i wish i was on your present list too, you are just one talented Lady thank you for sharing .

    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KOctober 30, 2013 - 10:04 am

    This is beautiful! I did not know you could make hat pins???:)ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxOctober 30, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful! what a wonderful gift.
    Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • croppinmamaOctober 31, 2013 - 12:18 am

    The most beautiful pin cushion I’ve ever seen…and I love that you repurposed old jewelry, too. I have a collection of jewelry bits and pieces that I’ve been wanting to use for something and this is inspiring me. The recipient will be blessed to receive this. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • RobinOctober 31, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    Amazing! Beautiful! Clever!ReplyCancel

  • LisaOctober 31, 2013 - 7:09 pm

    Could I please, please, please be on your Christmas List!!! The pincushion is fabulous and the hatpins are too cute. Christmas List???ReplyCancel

  • Bettie CousonNovember 1, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Wow I was blown away by this project. It is so stunning, looks complex but from your description is simple to make. I love the idea of using unwanted or broken items and turning them into something beautiful. It will make a stunning gift, I am sure the person that receives it will cherish it.
    Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your wonderful projects.
    Gentle crafty hugs
    Bettie (from the UK)ReplyCancel

  • RobinNovember 2, 2013 - 2:26 pm

    I love your beautiful hatpins. I have made some my self, but nothing as unique as yours. I’ll have to get to work to see if I can even come close.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 9, 2013 - 7:08 am

    I love the hat pins and cushion! That would be a beautiful embellishment to sit anywhere.ReplyCancel

  • BarbieNovember 11, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    Dear Becka

    I so enjoy your work! Can you please tell me where to buy the lovely pearl jewels you often use on your projects? They are so beautiful! Thank you very much!ReplyCancel

  • robyn mooreNovember 17, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    Do you sell your hatpins? i would love to buy some.ReplyCancel