Fun and easy embroidery canvas art
It’s so easy to create DIY embroidery art on a canvas frame from the dollar store.
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.
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.
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.
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
I started at the bottom with the bow.
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.
I’m not sure why I went from the bottom up. I guess I was leaving the best for last.
And here’s my finished redwork rose.
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
- jute twine
- glue gun
- glue sticks
Framing the canvas with jute twine
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.
Then a did a third row around the top edge to finish it off.
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.
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.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time,