If you have dogs or cats and sew, you know that person pincushions and pets do not mix. More than once I have had my dog get ahold of the "stuffed toy with all the things sticking out of it" and I have luckily noticed before a pin did any damage. It's my worse nightmare to think of any of my dogs swallowing needle.
So I upcycled a small peanut jar to make a little (sewing center).
See the pincushions at the top under the lid? I had to drill two holes in the jar lid to attach the pincushion which is made easily by cutting a circle, gathering a running stitch and filling with fiberfill. After the pincushion is tied onto the lid, cover the lid with ribbon or paint or whatever.