Pickled Bums

This free craft project shows you how to make pickled bums. This is a great gag gift or a conversation starter!

Pickled Bums

What you need

Stockings/hosieries
Toy Filling
Needle and Thread
Powdered makeup blush
Jar
Pot potpourri or sand.



Instructions

You can change your pickled bums into “Smelly Bums” by adding potpourri to the jar or “Beach Bums” by adding white sand to the jar. Pickled bums were very popular around 10 years ago and Rita used to sell literally 1000’s of these at craft fairs.

Start by cutting a small piece of stocking into a square approx 3 inch by 3 inch. Stitch around the outside of the square in a rough circle in a running stitch. Leave the needle in as you are going to use this to draw up the circle.

How to make Pickled Bums Step 3

Push a piece of filling (you can use cotton balls) into the stocking/hosiery. Push it in well so that it is quite firm you may need to add more filling or even take some out until it is the right size.

How to make Pickled Bums Step 4

Draw up the circle and secure it with a few stitches. Do not break the thread. Take the needle and thread and push it from the back to the front and come up 1/2 way over the ball. Then take your thread to the back. This will form the bum (shall I say it?) crack.

How to make Pickled Bums Step 2

Secure with a few stitches at the back and cut off the thread. Finish the bottom off with a few dabs of blush. Make as many of these bums as it will take to fill your jar.

Sprinkle the sand or pot potpourri amongst the bottoms as you go.

Pop the lid onto the jar and attach a Handmade tag for a great comical gift.

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Comments

  1. I’ve always loved Pickled Butts in jars, lol. I have a collection of about 20 jars from different creators, including one I did myself, and one my mom did. (I know right!)

  2. violet_chase says:

    I love these i think they’re cute, going to make a batch as stocking fillers. i was just wondering if there was a verse to go along with them?

  3. I love these i think they’re cute and funny, just wondering if there’s a verse that goes with this?

  4. Cute! I’ll call mine “pickled pork butt” when made with potpourri or “pork n Beans” with beans added to the jar

  5. These are really super easy to make. I forgot to mention, the reason they were called Pork N Beans is that you put beans in the jar with the “Pork” and then it makes sense.

  6. These were the thing in the 80’s. It wasn’t called pickled butts though.

    It started out being called Pork N Beans. Which makes much more sense than pickled butts.

    Still, it is a bit tacky and not really something you would give as a gift. More like a joke or gag.

    I have seen them in baby food jars, jelly jars etc. Depends on how big you want to make em.

  7. These were the thing in the 80’s. It wasn’t called pickled butts though.

    It started out being called Pork N Beans. Which makes much more sense than pickled butts.

    Still, it is a bit tacky and not really something you would give as a gift. More like a joke or gag.

    I have seen them in baby food jars, jelly jars etc. Depends on how big you want to make em.

  8. catssmudge says:

    This is great, my grandmother used to make loadds of things with tights/stockings. She used to put the bums on bookmarks. She also made “boobs”, but we couldn’t find any of those left (she died a couple of years ago), and we cannot seem to get ours to look right.

  9. I thought it was going to be homeless ‘bums’ packed into a jar, not butts. Ha, sometimes I can’t believe how daft my thinking is.

  10. my age group is really into butts, so i wanna make this

  11. Oh, wow. I remember these from the 80s. (Had a jar of them myself.)

  12. I remember these from wedding and baby showers, almost 25 years ago! Love them! Thank you for reminding me how funny these were!

  13. We used to call them pickled Hinneys…

  14. LOL for just the right person this would be a GREAT gag gift !

  15. can you use any kind of jars

  16. fluffbuggle says:

    Very cute!

  17. Reminds me of those tacky painted wood garden women bending over putting their butt in your face.

  18. Really cute and hilarious!! I am going to make a jar of these little bums for my own bathroom and put a crocheted doily on top to allow the fragrance of potpouri to permeate the room. I love the smell of cinnamon and cloves so I will make a jarful of **CINNAMON BUMS** with cinnamon oil or flavoring added to keep my kitchen smelling like fresh baked goodies. This is also a clever way to store cinnamon sticks. Thanks for the cute idea. I love to steal ideas!!!!!!!!!!

  19. These are sooo cute. Would be adorable for a baby shower. I immediately called my mother and told her about these. She’s making some for her sister as a cute gag gift.

  20. This is hilarious! Please, please, please someone make this for me!!!

  21. this is meant to be a silly “gag” type gift. it is cute and would need to be given to the “right” people to be truly enjoyed. for those who said they would throw it or whatever-you apparently have a different sense of humor than others.

  22. terribly tacky.

  23. What the…???

  24. great creativitybut i’m not sure i would like to be given cloth butt’s in a jar as a present lol

  25. super funny!

  26. They also fit nicely into a baby food jar with a little bit of pickling spice. Add a round piece of cloth over the lid tied with a ribbon for a nice touch. (Sherwood Park Girl Guides, Regina Sk~1982)!

  27. I love it!

  28. Ahaa :D this is funy :L a just made a heep fer ma uncle ;) hes like that, dont worry :D but thanks ! (iii’

  29. its really funny!!!!!

    but I know I wouldn’t give my friend that for a present.

    Cute tho

  30. dumb. if someone gave me this, i would throw it.

  31. i love pickled bums!!! just made a whole bunch!!!

  32. I love this craft, I have never seen anything so funny!!

  33. Great project. I used a small doily on top tied with ribbon instead of a lid so you could smell the potpourri
    inside.

  34. Excellent idea, I love it! (especially the smelly bums!) Truly wonderful!

  35. These bums are hilarious and awesome.

  36. was a well received gift for friends5479

  37. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    These have been made using Nude, have used tan and black. It really depends how tanned your butt is :)

  38. What color nylons did you use for these, I’ve found that nude is too dark and ivory seems too light.

  39. So cute!

  40. love it – I remember pickled people too.

  41. totally awesome… gave to dad for fathers day

  42. sooooo cute

  43. My aunt bought them for my mom once and it was the best peace in the house to talk about for years aahhhsome!!!

  44. AWESOME!!!!(I don’t cARE MUCH FOR THE JAR…I JUST LIKE THE BUMS!!)

  45. wow!

  46. i like the bums not thing with jar

  47. OMG I remember my grannie having this sitting on her bathroom counter over 25 years ago LOL, I alaways loved it!

  48. I want some bootie!

  49. To cute for gag gift, rcently made a basket for bathrm and added this smelly bum jar to cute. dee

  50. alteredtome says:

    This is hilarious and cute!

  51. FUNNY!!

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