Let's get started...
The circle needs to be the same as the opening of the tin.
I found a glass in my kitchen cupboard that looked to be the same size as the tin, so I used it to create a chipboard template for my pattern.
I have been buying small pieces of wool for many years...mostly when I go to Texas to visit my sister. We have a few favorite haunts that sell hand dye wool...my favorite was a little store (that is unfortunately not there anymore) in Argyle, TX. If you don't have any wool scraps on hand you can check a local quilt store. And if that is not an option...online retailer, Ram in the Thicket sells hand dyed wool in every color imaginable, in fact I am not sure how you would choose! They also sell in small pieces, which is what you would need for this project. The price is very reasonable as is the shipping. You can find them here.
and from the same Etsy shop, Three Sheep Studio, a bigger check.
Remember, no matter what wool you buy, you will need two circles approximately 3"+ across depending on the size of the tin.
Okay, back to the tutorial...
Cut out wool with a 3/8" edge for sewing (2 circles).
To make the tufting-
I tried to use a standard needle to create the tufting (the magazine did not give a size) but it wasn't long enough to go through the puff. So I opted to use a long needle (the kind people use to make dolls and such) to make the tufting in the center of the cushion. I threaded heavy duty button and carpet thread through the needle. Then starting from the bottom I sewed up through the pin cushion and back down, pulling tighter each time. I went back and forth about 2-3 times. The article says to thread the button onto the needle and then pull back toward the bottom but my needle was too big to go through the shank of the button so I finished off my thread and glued my button to the top later.