Do you have some rounds of needlepoint sitting around stitched but not made into anything?
One idea I’ve thought about often is using them to make pincushions.
On the craft blog, Creations by Kara, there are great instructions on using an old tunafish can to make a pincushion (pictured above). As you can see she used fabric for the top, but needlepoint would work just as nicely.
The critical thing here is the size of the needlepoint (a 9.5″ circle), including 1/2″ of unstitched canvas.
Put your gathering stitches 1/4″ inch from the edge and use a REALLY strong thread like heavy linen or perle cotton.
Otherwise the instructions should be followed.
You could also do this with smaller cans, like small cat food cans to make a group of dainty pieces.
They will also make great gifts for sewing friends!
Thanks to Dollar Store Crafts for pointing it out!