This is certainly not a new idea. I don't claim to have made it up. I'm just sharing my version. I made this as a gift for a girl who just turned 12. I've seen lots of gorgeous versions online like this one on Anthropologie or this nice DIY one on Martha ,but I needed to make something a little bit more youthful looking - so here's what I came up with!
There's a great tutorial for making a jar lid pin cushion over on Prudent Baby.
This is my top
and this is the underneath side
This is such a fun gift to put together, because it can be changed in so many ways! Add a small pair of scissors, or a thimble and embroidery floss. You can really tailor it (ha ha) for the person you're making it for.
Have a great day!