I saw these cute pincushions on a blog somewhere in blog land and thought it was a cute idea. They are made from a soda bottle top as the base. I suppose you could use any lid that you wish. The possibilities are unlimited and you are recycling at the same time! I made one tonight while watching "Big Business" with Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. (It's an old movie that Dennis really likes watching.) Back to the pincushion, I think I will make several of these for gifts. They are easy to make and cute! They will make cute Christmas gifts for my stitching/sewing friends.