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Easy DIY Embroidery Art on Canvas

Fun and easy embroidery canvas art

It’s so easy to create DIY embroidery art on a canvas frame from the dollar store.

Easy DIY embroidery canvas art

I’ve always loved redwork embroidery, and this project was an easy way to create a piece of redwork embroidery art.

I started with this 8″ x 10″ canvas frame that I found at the dollar store for $1.50, and I love roses so to create my embroidery canvas art I’m using this lovely rose graphic from the Graphics Fairy, which I printed on regular paper.

rose graphic to be used as pattern for holes on canvas

The first thing I did was trim around the graphic to make it easier to judge its placement on the canvas, attempting to have about the same amount of space all around it.

Creating the embroidery pattern on the canvas

Once I had the graphic where I wanted it, I used a tack to create my embroidery pattern with small holes. I tried to space the holes apart equally, but they certainly don’t have to be perfect.

canvas frame with holes poked into it for roses redwork embroidery

I just winged the pattern, but you could certainly draw outlines on your graphic as a guide if you like. And you can pick and choose what parts of the graphic you want to include in your pattern. I did leave out a few small things.

red embroidery floss and small needle

Because I’m doing redwork embroidery, I’m using red embroidery floss. But you can use whatever color you like.

Embroidering the canvas with red floss

lower portion of pattern embroidered with red floss

I started at the bottom with the bow.

using simple back stitch to create rose pattern

This is just an easy peasy back-stitch. Just tie off the floss at the back at the start and again at the end. It’s that simple.

continuing to embroider the rose pattern on canvas frame

I’m not sure why I went from the bottom up. I guess I was leaving the best for last.

redwork embroidery art on canvas frame

And here’s my finished redwork rose.

original rose graphic beside finished redwork rose embroidery art on canvas

Some of the leaves on the right are a little wonky looking compared to the graphic, but I still love how the embroidery turned out. The canvas frame on the other hand was looking a little bit naked to me.

Supplies needed for DIY embroidery art

  • 8″ x 10″ canvas frame
  • embroidery floss
  • needle
  • tack
  • scissors
  • jute twine
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks

Framing the canvas with jute twine

gluing jute twine around canvas frame

So I decided to add one of my favorite things to it…. jute twine. I turned the canvas over and did two rows around it with my glue gun.

gluing top layer of jute twine around canvas frame

Then a did a third row around the top edge to finish it off.

redwork embroidery on canvas framed with jute twine

I think the jute twine makes all the difference. It adds a rustic touch, which I love, and it helps to make the embroidery pop.

You can hang it as is, or add a picture hanger to the back.

Easy redwork embroidery on canvas framed with jute twine

This embroidery on canvas was such a fun and easy project. I’m displaying mine with some of my DIY Rolled Paper Roses.

I did the embroidery while watching television, so I’m not sure how long it took but I have to say that I found the actual embroidering very relaxing and enjoyable.

Any graphic could be used to create a pattern on the canvas to create any kind of embroidery canvas art that fits your style and decor.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

Easy DIY embroidery canvas art

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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6 Comments

  1. Oh, girl! This is a fabulous idea!! I think your rose is great! And think of all the possibilities you can use this idea for! Definitely pinned!!!!

  2. This is such a cool idea Tuula, it’s so pretty! And I love the new blog design, it’s laid out so well and the picture of you is a nice one too 🙂 The only thing I noticed was that when I clicked the button to follow you on Facebook under your picture, it takes me out of your blog so then I either have to click the back button or start all over again 🙂

    1. Thanks very much Tania! I just changed the facebook and pinterest buttons to open to a new page. Same page was the default. Thanks so much for the heads up. 🙂

  3. What a great idea for budget-friendly wall art, Tuula! It looks like a fun project and is fairly easy to do. Keep this one in the ole memory bank to try sometime.
    P.S. Love the new look of your blog!

    1. Thanks so much Marie! I enjoyed this project so much I’ll probably be making a couple more so I have 3 to display together.