Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Seeds of love are the best kind to plant! Let everyone know love is in your home with this elegant embroidered display.
- Wooden frame, 5”x7”
- Off-white solid cotton fabric, 5”x7”
- Cardboard, 5”x7”
- Brown craft paper
- Black embroidery floss
- Assorted pressed flowers and leaves
- Embroidery needle
- Black acrylic paint
- Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive, Therm O Web Acid-free Mounting Adhesive
scissors, medium-grit sandpaper, damp soft cloth
Print and cut out pattern. (Note: The blue word “pattern” is a link. To access this pattern, select the link, then download and print pattern.) Transfer heart and lettering to fabric center.Use two strands floss to stem stitch lettering.
Follow mounting adhesive manufacturer’s instructions to adhere cardboard to back of embroidered fabric. Arrange flowers as desired; use small amount of fabric adhesive to adhere to fabric. Place finished piece in frame.
To give a “distressed” look to new frame, apply several coats of black paint; let dry. Lightly sand frame edges until desired look is achieved.
To give back side a finished look, cut a rectangle from brown craft paper slightly larger than frame back; adhere in place. Use medium-grit sandpaper to trim excess paper from frame. Gently wipe paper with dampened cloth. (Note: Paper will dry taut.)
by Mary Ayres