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.)

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