I have been obsessed with all the posts on Pinterest where people have used embroidery and cross stitch on every day objects... And I finally got round to doing one of my own! This could be a great back to school project to organise a homework station, but we don't have to deal with any of that...yet!
I had this boring old pencil pot that was so dull, it was hidden away behind the sewing machine in my craft room... It had been consigned to being a storage pot for my scrap threads and fabric. Don't forget - you have to save every bit to use when Making New Fabric
I was going to "stitch" a design directly onto the metallic finish but whilst I was looking for inspiration, I found this great post from Camilla Fabbri
which was virtually what I was going to do - and as I had to have the same colour, I got the spray paint out!
And then instead of going for a range of colours for the "embroidery", I decided to stick with the orange, and used wool and a thick needle to create some long stitches in a random diagonal fashion... and then added a bottom border... if you get what I mean?!
Much better!!! I will definitely let this pot have display space now!!! What to get my hands on next?!
19th September 2013: Update - this post was featured here
at Crafts a la Mode
Thanks Milena! Hugs back! xxDelete
That looks fabulous, such a clever way to upcycle a dull object.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lucy! xxDelete
I love finding embroidery on objects that you wouldn't think of. So clever. Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
Thanks Allison, can't wait to try it on something else!! xxDelete
This is such a cool idea! Very creative!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Have a wonderful day!
Thanks Katie! xxDelete
Hey, I have that pencil pot~the plain boring one though! :) Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/09/upcycled-linky-party-23.htmlReplyDelete
Maybe you could make it "un-boring" too Tricia! xxDelete
Another great idea for these wire tubs, turns out they are pretty versatile!ReplyDelete
Thanks Julia, and cheap too!! xxDelete
Featured this week and pinned!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! We have added a button to the post! xxDelete