What you need:
- Tuna or cat food tin
- Cotton batting
- Fabric scraps
- Ribbons, lace, decorations
Use clean tuna or cat food cans - throw out the lid. Lemon juice will help to get the odor out when washing.
Use a small amount of quilt batting or cotton and fill the can so that the cotton forms a mound above the rim of the can. Then using scraps of fabric cut a circle of fabric about 1" larger in diameter that the rim of the can.
Glue the fabric to the INSIDE of the rim at the very top tightly enough to form a cushion with the cotton underneath. Lastly, decorate the outside of the can with fabric, ribbons, lace or just about anything you can think of.
You can also paint the outside of the can and glue on decorative buttons or beads, but make this your first step and let paint dry before making the cushion.
A great gift idea for your favorite seamstress.
Thanks to Melinda for this idea.