Friday, 27 July 2012

Vintage cushion cover re-vamp.

Look what I caught my Mum throwing out?

It's an old cushion cover that belonged to my Gran. It's a bit smaller than standard cushions these days and there are a few marks and stains on the back. I snatched it from my Mum's hands and begged her to give it me. She looked at me like I've finally snapped but look at those colours and the pattern!

Anyway I got it home and realised only one side was worth I drew round a dinner plate......

....cut it out......

....painted it with PVA glue on both sides......

.....draped it over a glass (smeared with vaseline so it wouldn't stick).....

....left it to dry, removed it from the glass and turned it over.....

Ta-dah!!! A lovely pen pot! I think I'll make a few more of these for my crochet hooks and make up brushes.....I'll have to find some more lovely scraps now...



  1. Wow, what a find and what a crafty missus you are! I'd never have thought of doing anything like that but looks great as a pen pot, and so simple too xx

  2. That's so impressive - clever you!

  3. That's lovely, Eileen! I agree there's no way you could let that fabric go! How clever of you to convert it to something so useful :) Maggie xx

  4. That is an amazing creation, I had no idea you could do that! Love the fabric choice. x

  5. Such great fabric! Cool idea! =)

  6. Oh my word, I would never think to do that! It works so well! Good save =)

  7. Great idea! I really want to try this now!