Floral container to pin cushion. So right.
I picked up this little guy in a thrift shop a few weeks ago because... well, because I couldn't really resist. And can you blame me?
I imagine that if you were the sentimental type to save your floral containers that your new baby bouquets came in that this would be a good reuse for them as well. I personally saved not more from my children's babyhoods than the babies themselves but that's just me.
Besides a container of some type, you also need a scrape of fabric (I used a bit of flannel leftover from a quilt backing) cut roughly roundish, some stuffing, hand sewing needle and thread.
If your container is deep, you may want to add a bit of filler to the inside as well since there is a limit to how much depth you need for pins. If the floral foam in still inside, it's a bit of a win. Still, use whatever you have about. I happen to have a few hundred glow in the dark dinosaurs. Since the cushioning is not permanently glued in, I can retrieve them anytime I need. Might make a good hide-y hole too for anything small you want to keep out of sight.
My fabric scrap is about 6 by 8 inches. Adjust size according to container size.
Baste stitch all around the edge.
Pull into loose pouch. Do not tie off your thread yet.
Stuff tight with batting. Cotton balls will do in a pinch.
Once firm, pull the stitching tight and secure thread.
Poke stuffed pouch into container opening (with filler underneath if necessary).
Behold your recycling cleverness.