Last week, we explored the dreamy “what-if” of what Hellraiser would look like if imagined as interior design. This week we’re making Pinhead into a sewing kit. Which I am – oh so cleverly – calling a
I know, the cleverness is overwhelming… *coughs*
But anyway, I’m here today to lay out how to make this beauty.
How to make a Mason Jar Pinhead Cushion
- Glass mason jar with lid
- Black gloss spray paint
- oval or round stickers
- red ribbon
- a round object to draw a circle with
- pencil or chalk to draw on the fabric
- cotton fabric with a grid print/pattern
- lots o’ straight pins
- a few handfuls of poly-fill
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
Bonus Detail Materials:
- Necklace chains
- 5 or so safety pins
- thin wire
- needle nose pliers
Stage 1: Stickers
You’ll need: Mason Jar, stickers, scissors
- Cut your stickers into ovals
- Stick them onto the jar in 2 rows of 3 on two sides of the jar
Stage 2: Paint the Jar
You’ll need: Mason jar with stickers, black glossy spray paint
*Pro Tip: Spray from at least 6″ away from the jar while continuously moving the can from side to side. You’ll get better coverage and less drips.
- Paint it black
- Let it dry
Stage 3: Peel off the stickers
This part seems fairly self-explanatory…
Stage 4: Adding the Flesh Strips
You’ll need: Your painted and peeled jar, red ribbon, scissors, hot glue gun, hot glue sticks.
- cut the ribbon so it’s long enough to start attached just above the top oval and just below the bottom oval.
- add a dab of hot glue to the inside of your jar, just above the top oval
- press the top of the ribbon into the glue
- add glue to the bottom of the ribbon
- drop it into the jar and press it down to the glass under the bottom oval with the tips of your scissors
- repeat until all of 4 rows of ovals have ribbon behind them
Stage 5: Create your cushioned top
You’ll need: your jar, hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, mason jar lid, grid-patterned fabric, your round object for tracing, pencil or fabric chalk, scissors, straight pins
- Trace around the your chosen round object with your pencil on the wrong side of your fabric. The circle should be at least 2: bigger than your mason jar top.
- cut out the circle of fabric
- glue the edges of the fabric onto the bottom edge of the lid- make sure to leave a 1-2″ section of it open
- stuff poly-fill into the pocket you’ve just created on to of the jar.
- glue down the remaining edges of the fabric
- pop your cushioned lid into the rim of your jar
- it will be a little tough at first to get it to stay in their snug as a bug.
- screw your lid onto your jar and cover it with straight pins
Bonus Level: Delightful Details
This one’s a bonus level because I wasn’t actually planning on doing this step. But when the jar was all finished and looking sparkly, it just felt like it needed a little bit more to finish it off.
Thank you to Immortal Alexander for making the suggestion, btw. Without him, you’d be looking at some slightlyless bad-ass pmason jar photos.
The very last thing I added was two bits of chains on either side of the jar so I could hang my snips and a few bobby pins off of them.
I wrapped wire around the base of the jar mouth so I could attach my chain to it.
Wow… And I thought the apothecary jar tutorial was long. Shows what I know. Either way though, this was a lot of fun to make and I hope you guys will enjoy the process as well.
Happy horror crafting my friends.
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