I always find myself sticking pins in different places because the case is never in the same place and the pin cushion. With this one I can stick pins in the top, open the top to put a pile back or just open the small hole and shake a few open. So far this is working far better than the ones have bought. Here's what I did:
I started with the plane gum case minus the label.
I planned to stick a pin cushion on the top with hot glue so I didn't want to leave the cover transparent. I traced out a piece of white card stock, cut it an glued it to the inside of the cover.
Since it is still fall, I decided on a piece of fabric that has fall maple colors. I put mod podge on the jar and stuck the fabric to it.
I put added some ribbon. The more mod podge.
Then I took a small piece of fabric and made a pouch. I stuffed the pouch with pieces of quilt batting that I had left over from another project.
I tucked the open end underneath and glued it to the top of the jar. I tried to make it into a circular shape.
I added a few pieces of lace and it's done. Won't be the last gum container that I keep.
This would be good for buttons, safety pins, or any other item that needs a place to be stored.