Cross Stitch Inspired Crafts
Hello! Midsommarflicka’s here again. With a little trip back the memory lane … at least for me. I think the first and last time I did some cross stitching was in primary school. We had to stitch our initial letter and my grandma helped me. It didn’t looked to bad in the end! Can’t remember that I ever did it again. Although I really like the look. I like it even more when it’s not really stitched but inspired by it and a bit unexpected. This is why I collected a few cross stitch inspired crafts for you today!
(Please remember to pin the individual DIYs from the original site!)
What works in small also does in big: Instead of fabric use a pegboard and creae a Giant Cross Stitch Birthday Number!
Or get inspired by the art of Jessica Decker and use a canvas:
Or use everyday household items like a Trash Bin. Endless possibilities!!
Another fun idea is to use something that doesn’t already have the holes you need but drill them. Like, let’s say, in a Stool!
If you don’t like drilling holes but still want to sit on something stitched you could also go on the hunt for a Chair…
Or, don’t use yarn at all but instead paint the stitches. Like in a giant Wall Mural! These here are made by Elline Pellinkhof, a Dutch illustrator. I couldn’t find a tutorial on her own site but there are good ones here and here.
Or you could paint it on some wood (or canvas, again), so that it hasn’t to be permanent in one place. (It’s a Dutch site without a real tutorial, but it can’t be too hard to figure it out!)
Or paint the pattern on a window shade?! (From the same Dutch site without a tutorial. But at first sketching it out, than painting it … I don’t think that there’s more left to do!)
Back to yarn and real stitching: Ever thought about a Cross Stitch Heart Sweater?
I hope you are now inspired to do some cross stitching again? I will definitely try it again and see how good I still am, after a good 20 years! ;) I see you soon! Until then be sure to meet me over at my blog!