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Make Your Own Alpaca Pin Cushion

My sister has got to be the hardest person to buy for in our family and as her birthday was coming up, I sent her the obligatory ‘What do you want for your birthday?’ text message. She has recently taken up sewing, so I got the reply ‘a pom-pom pin cushion please’. With no more clues given, I turned to Google for help. A quick search lead me find this little chap and I thought how absolutely brilliant is that.

A pom pom pin cushion is what she wants, so a pom pom pin cushion is what she will get (the fact there is an alpaca attached to it is an added bonus). Here is how I made it:

Luckily, Alpacas are quite easy to get hold of these days. I managed to bag myself two Alpaca Stallions from Amazon without too much difficultly.

The Alpaca saddles are made out of felt. I brought an assorted pack of patterned orange because I get the feeling Alpaca’s like orange.

Lookin’ good there, Mr. Alpaca.

The next stage involves lots of little pom poms and Gorilla superglue.

Look at his mate waiting patiently in the background for his turn.

Now for the big pom pom. Pick you colours carefully before you superglue, that Gorilla glue is serious stuff.

Don’t forget to do both sides, you don’t want an uneven looking Alpaca.

Ta-da! Here are the finished Alpaca’s doing their pin cushion job.

Hope you enjoyed this little how-to post. Let me know what you think in the comments. Have you made anything similar? I’d love to see your creations! (Also, Happy Birthday to Vicky – I hope you like your new sewing buddies!)

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  1. March 23, 2018 / 8:01 am

    This is really so creative! Something I could make use of as I am ALWAYS losing my pins 🤦‍♀️ It’s surprising how no one’s been poked by them 😷

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Aw thanks so much Soffy! 💖 They were quite easy to make once you have all the bits. Glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  2. March 23, 2018 / 8:09 am

    These are blooming fantastic! Totally with you on Alpaca’s liking orange, they seem like they’d love a bright colour. I don’t sew, but I want one, at least one x

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:18 am

      He he, yes, alpacas love orange, I’m sure of it 🤣. Thanks for your lovely comment Hannah, glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  3. March 23, 2018 / 9:17 am

    OMG Bexa these are super super cute! What a lovely sister you are!! And a big Happy Birthday to your sister too. I loved your step by step guide it really did make me laugh haha. Inspiring post for sure!! xx

    Rebecca | http://www.rebeccasreviews.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Aww thanks Rebecca 💕 so glad you enjoyed the post. My sister loved them and was very impressed he he. They were fun to make 😍 xx

  4. A Sparkle Of Grace
    March 23, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    These are brilliant! I might have to give them a try sometime.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Yay! Thank you ☺️. Hope you have fun! They are very enjoyable to make 😍 xx

  5. Shaun
    March 23, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    The alpacas look amazing Bexa 😘. I love the bright colours you have used 😄. He he, I agree, I reckon alpacas like orange too ☺️. I’m sure Vicky is well pleased with them 👍. A very creative post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Shaun! 💖 Yes, I’m sure alpacas love orange he he 😂. Vicky loved them, glad you enjoyed the post ☺️😍😘💕 xxxx

  6. March 23, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    This is so sweet! 😊. Did she like her pin cushion. I love making cards, just something so relaxing when being all creative! Great post as always lovely xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Aw thanks so much Lauren 💖. She really liked them and thought they were impressive 😍. Making cards sounds like a relaxing activity, being creative is so calming 😘 xx

  7. March 23, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    These alpaca pin cushions are so adorable! Love how you put creativity together with a hobby! Thanks for sharing!

    exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thanks Nancy! Glad you liked them, they were lots of fun to make 💕😘 xx

  8. March 23, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    These are the cutest pin cushions ever! I want to try this out myself.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Yay! Thank you! Hope you have fun 💕😘 xx

  9. March 23, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    These are super cute I’m sure your sister will love them, even more so that you have taken the time to make them for her! One things for sure there won’t be many pin cushions around like these- well perhaps there will be now you have shared this post! As always a fantastic creative post 😊

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Melanie 💖. She really liked them and was very impressed ☺️. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  10. March 23, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Super cute. I’ll definitely attempt making one.

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Yay! Thanks! Have fun 💕😘 xx

  11. March 23, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Love this!! Getting creative is so rewarding and make such sentimental gifts!xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Thanks Lorna! 💖 It’s definitely rewarding and being creative is so calming 😘 xx

  12. March 23, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Oh my gosh these are the cutest things! I’m sure she loved them! This is such a lovely post xx

    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thanks Andrea! She really liked them 😍 glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  13. March 23, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    omg this is sooo cute! I love how inventive you’ve been with this! I bet your sister absolutely loves this gift, its so quirky and unique! Definitely beats the usual bath gift sets if you ask me!-https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Aw thanks so much Sophie! 💖 They were very fun to make, and she loved them as it was a bit different 😍. Glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  14. March 23, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Aww this is so adorable! And so creative too!I am loving the idea! I love DIY even though I don’t do it as often as I’d like too! xx corinne

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks so much Corinne! 💖 DIY projects can be so fun and relaxing. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  15. March 23, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Just when I thought your posts couldn’t get more adorable and then you do this! These are AMAZING and the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I kinda wanna fill my house with them hahaha, please start selling them, I’d buy them in every colour even though I can’t sew to save my life!
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely sweet comment Alice! 💖 He he, a house full of colourful alpacas would be pretty awesome! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  16. March 23, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Aw these are so cute! Such a great gift idea! I’m not creative at all and could never make anything like this!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Tasha! 💖 They were quite easy to make once you get all the bits. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  17. March 23, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Ok. This is absolutely adorable! I need this in my life from now on! Sooo cute!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Aw thanks so much Angel 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  18. March 23, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    That’s so sweet that you went the extra mile to DIY it and add an alpaca to personalize it! The fourth photo with the little cloth draped over the alpaca made me laugh so much because all I can think about is Alpaca’s – naturally in every photo I’ve seen them in – being completely unamused in every situation hahaha.

    Both Alpaca cushions came out looking so adorable!! If I knew how to sew, this would be the the first thing I’d be making! I only know how to crochet 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

      He he, I was also thinking these alpacas look so unamused with this 😂. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Sahara, glad you enjoyed the post! 😘 xx

  19. March 24, 2018 / 5:45 am

    OMG Bexa these are so cute and adorable. Your sister will love it. Loved your idea and this pretty little DIY. Love the pictures these are looking very cute. 🙂

    http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Aw thanks so much lovely! My sister was very happy with them 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post 💕 xx

  20. March 24, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Bex I love you blog you do the most randomly wonderful posts that I always want to try out x x

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Aw thanks so much Kate! That’s so sweet of you to say 💖 Glad you enjoy the blog posts 😘 xx

  21. March 24, 2018 / 9:03 am

    This diy makes me heart happy

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:45 am

      Aw thanks Ashleigh! 💖 xx

  22. March 24, 2018 / 9:38 am

    These are so cute!!!! Aww I want to make one now! Xo

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Lozza! 💖 They are really fun to make 😍 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Aw thanks Jen! 💖 They are really straightforward to make! 😍 Have fun if you give it a go 😘 xx

  23. March 24, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    I think this is possibly the cutest DIY I have ever seen! I’d love to see her face when she opens her present. And I really don’t know why but this line honestly had me in stitches ‘Luckily, Alpacas are quite easy to get hold of these days.’ x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:52 am

      He he, glad you enjoyed the post Sophie 💖. It was such a fun post to write up 🤣. She was very happy with her new sewing buddies. Thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Also – “had me in stitches” – brilliant pun 😁👍🏻 xx

  24. March 25, 2018 / 6:27 am

    LOL why is this so adorable? Why are YOU so adorable Bex? lol I’m totes digging this Alpaca theme. I think your sister is super lucky to have you as a sister, like you actually took the time to get her a gift that she’ll like and be able to use…not that many people do that at times. Honestly, such a cute review filled with even cuter Alpaca pics tehe <3 🙂

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Aww Lena! 💖 You are so sweet 😘. Thank you for the lovely comment. My sister was very happy with her new sewing friends 😍. I had lots of fun making them and writing up the post ☺️. Glad you enjoyed reading it 😘 xx

  25. March 25, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Oh my goodness! This is actually the cutest thing ever! Also, it is such a good idea and something that I would never have thought of. So thank you!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 9:59 am

      Aw thanks so much Kirsty! 💖 That’s so sweet of you to say, glad you liked them! 😘 xx

  26. March 25, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Super cute! 😍 You made it look so easy too 🙂 such an adorable idea!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 11:35 am

      Thank you! 💖 It was very fun and easy to do 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Kelly! 💖 Alpacas are super cute 😍 glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  27. March 25, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Aww, they look so cute. Wonderful gift idea 👍 Your step by step guide is really helpful for anyone who wants to give it a try

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 25, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Disa 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  28. March 25, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    This is so cute and super creative! I’m not very creative so seeing other people’s amazing work is always amazing for me! You did such a greag job at it!

    MJ x

    http://www.beeingyou.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Thanks so much MJ 💖 that’s so sweet of you to say 😘. Glad you enjoyed the post! xx

  29. March 25, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    This is by far the cutest pin cushion I have ever seen:) such a fantastic fun idea!

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Aww thanks so much Madi 😘 xx

  30. March 25, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I’m not creative in this way at all but these look amazing! I don’t sew and I still want them!!! I hope she liked them 😁💕 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Thanks Laura! She was really pleased with them 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post 💖 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thanks Louisa! 💕 They are really fun to make 😍 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thanks so much Eva! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  31. March 26, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    These are the cutest things ever! Your photos are amazing too. I wish I was that creative but I’d definitely mess it up. How did your sister like them?

    • Bexa
      Author
      March 28, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Thanks so much Nic 💖. She was really happy with them 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Aw thanks Ellis! 💖 They are so fun to make, hope you enjoy! 😘 xx

  32. April 10, 2018 / 10:00 am

    I love this so much!! I think this will be my next crafts project 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed the post! 💖 Hope you have fun creating your own ☺️. Thank you for checking out the post and commenting Sammy 😘 xx

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