Sunday, March 14, 2010

I’ve flipped my lid…………

Yes, I’ve flipped my lid…rather flipped a tea pot with no lid for another use.

  I am a sucker for a tea pot…this little one was so cute but, it was missing the lid. It was 1/2 price day at the thrift store and the price was 50 cents !

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I cut a Styrofoam ball in half and then did some more cutting to get it to fit in the teapot. Then I got some fabric and attached it over and underneath with straight pins. I hot glued the new “lid” in place.

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These flat decorative pins are a great base to glue on cute buttons .

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Ta Da !

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Look at the neat storage underneath in the cup ! I think this would be a great gift…or I might just keep this one !

Please join Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ to join up with others !

Hugs ~ Kammy

39 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. I have been making decorative little pin cushions out of small pitchers. They do make the greatest gifts. Yours is just fabulous. I love it. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Decorating Diaries said...

That was a great idea. I've been wanting to make a pin cushion myself. Love yours.

Janet

Marla said...

You are so incredibly talented! I love the pincushion idea. Next time I find a treasure without a lid I may just pick it up. Hugs, Marla

Karen said...

Great job Girl! Love it!
HAGD! Karen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it and a great price. You did good. :)

Jeanette said...

What a clever idea!

kjquilts said...

I love this idea! I thought it was so cute with the pincushion lid. But, when I scrolled down and saw the cup used for storage...brilliant idea!

jilly said...

I would have passed it up, not having the creative mind you do. Now I know better:-)

Blessings,
Jilly

salmagundi said...

So clever!! Is it spring in N. Colo. yet? As I type, it is snowing like crazy here; but I don't mind. Have a great week. Sally

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

How clever. Practical and pretty too!

Kerin said...

What an adorable idea!
Great, now I have to find a litte tea pot...thanks :)
I stumbled on to your blog today, and I love it.
Have a great day!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Kammy, haven't visited in a while. Really cute idea! Great job!

Shelia said...

Well, look at you - you smart little thing! This is adorable! I'm amazed at all your ideas. What a cute cute pin cushion! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marilyn said...

50 cents!!?? There were some silly people that walked by that and left it! It knew it would come home with you, so I'm sure it hid behind something BIG and UGLY and waited for you! It would make a very nice gift, but what about your workroom?

My snow drift is GONE thanks to the rain last week and the wind more recently. :-D I even brought home some pansies to plant! ♥♪

Pat@BPM said...

I love it Kammy! Wonderful repurposing of the beautiful teapot!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's very beautiful Kammy! I just picked up some stuff to make some and your's is so charming!
Great thinking outside the box!
Cindy

Deanna said...

Really cute idea!
Luv it.
d

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Kammy, you are just too clever! Love the teapot pin cushion.

Jane said...

This is very cute. I love the decorative pins you created too.
Jane

Lori said...

I love it. It looks wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.

luvtodecorate said...

I have just been looking thru your blog..Im a new follower! I honestly have to say I luv EVERYTHING!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That is too cute! I love it! It's a pin cushion with some attitude! Linda

Atticmag said...

What a clever idea and I especially like the fabric you chose for the pincushion. Really compliments the colors of the teapot!
Jane T.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Now I consider myself clever and creative and in all honesty I would have never thought of that, it is the cuttest thing, what a great idea to use this when there was no lid, must say you are one up on me, I love it, you can just put pins and things inside, love it..come for a visit and see the rabbits,....Phyllis

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Kammy, and what a great idea! I love how you stored thread and sewing notions in the cup portion!

Lori E said...

It is a great gift but would also be a nice item in a guest room with some little embroidery scissors.

D said...

Very cute and creative. Great job.

Denise said...

I have a little tea pot and cup similar to that AND it came with no lid too, I might have to copy your cute idea ;)

Bonnie said...

You sure get great deals . I like your pin cushion pitcher. It is so cute. Your daughters are beautiful.

I like the name of your blog, too!

Shirley said...

Well, that's just as cute as can be. You crafty people are so inventive!!!!

xinex said...

Great use for the teapot, Kammy. You are so creative ad innovative. It is really cute!...Christine

The Stylish House said...

Kammy,
What a clever idea and I’m happy you shared it! There are many times I’ve run across cute sugar bowls, but passed them by because they were missing lids.
Cathy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kammy...

Girlfriend, this has got to be the cutest little pin cushion that I've ever seen! What a great idea!!! I certainly don't blame you for not being able to pass up that pretty little teapot...even if it didn't have its lid! It's just perfect for the pin cushion and I love that you can use the cup for sewing storage...fabulous!!! You're right, these would make great gifts! I'll be keeping my eye out for some of these little beauties now! Thank you so much for sharing the great idea with us!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring Green! Girl, it's supposed to be in the 50's here this week...until Friday and then we are getting more snow! Grrrr!!! I'm so ready for some nicer, warmer weather...I want to open the windows and doors and air this stale wintery air out! Hehe! Well Darlin', you have a wonderful day! I sure enjoyed your visit!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

DesignTies said...

That's a great & creative way to give new life to a lid-less teapot :-) Now you'll have to do lots of sewing projects so you can put it to good use :-)

Thanks for checking out my kitchen makeover :-)

Kelly

Katie said...

Kammy, thanks for commenting on my blog. Great idea and very pretty tea set.

Denise Marie said...

very sweet!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That is so cute Kammy, I love your idea for fixing the lid problem. It looks great.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lana said...

Yes, I love this! I love /12 day off at the thrift store! I need to make one of these for my m-i-l! She'll love it!
Hugs, L

Allison Shops said...

What a clever idea. It is very cute! If I only didn't have cats!

Thanks for stopping by AtticMag and for the nice comment.

Allison