Stylish New Pincushion With DecoArt Paint

Don’t you love coming home and finding a brown paper package on your doorstep? I do! So of course I was thrilled when we returned home from vacation {a couple weeks ago} and I found a nice size box from DecoArt waiting for me! I was like a kid at Christmas, I couldn’t get into the DecoArt box fast enough. 
But when I did, I found lots of crafty goodness! I received several fantastic colors of Americana Paint, which happens to be one of my favorite supplies. They have every shade you can imagine! I also received a few products that I have not used. Two bottle of Decoupage in matte and gloss finish, a bottle of Magikote and a bottle of Gel Stains. All I can say is THANK YOU DECOART!
Here is my first project using one of the Americana paints. It’s a new pincushion for my craft room! Which, BTW, is still in the works. Many of you have asked recently if you’d missed the reveal. NO, I’m just slow! But for now, here is the pincushion on my sewing table.

Here is what I started with – an old oval frame, Americana Blue Mist, burlap and batting. 
I painted one good coat of paint on the frame {no prep needed}.
I planned on distressing the frame after painting, so I really didn’t feel it was necessary to cover the entire frame with paint. I let some of the gold peak through. After the paint was dry, I gently sanded areas of the frame to remove paint. I also broke out the glass of the frame, carefully!

I layered two pieces of batting, two layers of burlap and then the frame. I ended up adding more batting to the center so that the cushion would protrude. . .
like this. 

Once I had the fabric and batting the way I wanted it, I used hot glue around the inner edges of the frame to secure the burlap.

It was a tight fit in the frame, but I managed to close the back and secure it.
What do you think? Definitely an improvement to my cute little tomato, huh? 
I like it! 
A huge thanks to DecoArt for the fantastic products! Stay tuned to see what I do with the rest of my goodies!
{I will say that I didn’t think of this idea on my own. I saw it months ago on another blog and praised her for her creativity. But I can’t remember which blog that was. 🙁  If it was you, let me know and I’ll give you a shout out!}

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17 thoughts on “Stylish New Pincushion With DecoArt Paint”

  1. Brilliant!!! I have a good friend Jen that sews and I am definately doing this for her as a Christmas gift. Love your blog btw just to let you know I am here, mostly silent but I read every post and love it all, thank you for your hard work to bring all of us your fantastic ideas.

  2. Oooh, oooh! I think that was me. lol! I was ready to trade it for your monogram bolster pillow. Guess I have to make my own now. 😉

    I adore your pincushion! Its gorgeous with the burlap!

  3. This is gorgeous (although I do have a sentimental kitschy fondness for the tomato!). I ADORE DecoArt products. Thanks for the super cute redo.

  4. This is beautiful! I am totally impressed and way into frames lately! I am hosting a Mirror Week over at my blog starting today {as well as frames and wall art}! Feel free to head over there and link this fantastic pincushion up! 🙂

  5. So very creative…. A different style Pincushion, which I never saw before… great job… I mean great creativity… Thanks for sharing… I came here WUW by Kim and happy to got you… going to be your new follower too…
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  6. Hi Jen,
    I'm visiting from Domestically-Speaking where your project caught my eye. What a clever use of a picture frame….one I'm going to try. My ol'red tomato needs to be retired!

    Thanks for sharing your talent and skill.

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