I absolutely love cross stitching on other things besides aida cloth (you can see some of those projects here). It’s one of those crafts I’ll try on any type of surface – wood, canvas etc. This month’s Michaels Makers challenge was to use some of their personalization products from the Make Market™ line in stores, and once I spotted some white perforated letters, I know exactly what I was going to do. Cross stitch letters on canvas! So that’s what I did, and it’s really simple to make yourself. Pick any initials you like. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I picked something for me and my sweetie. Here’s how I did it.
Gather These Supplies
- 12 x 36″ canvas
- Perforated wood letters to spell whatever you like
- Embroidery thread in the colors of your choice
- Acrylic paint for your canvas
- Scotch tape
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
I used a l-o-n-g canvas for this project. I absolutely love these long canvases – they are so fun and make such a statement!
Paint with the color of your choice. I used a Dove Gray.
Here are the letters I chose . . . the holes say “cross stitch me please!”
Use your embroidery thread straight out of the wrapper – and you don’t need a needle. Just tape to the back and start cross stitching.
Here’s what it looks like on the other side.
As you continue to cross stitch, this is what it will look like on the back.
And in some areas, you’re going to need to “trail” the thread across the letter, and use tape to do it. That’s what I did above.
Each letter got its own color of embroidery thread. It didn’t take me long to do at all!
Once the letters were all cross stitched, I measured and then hot glued them to the canvas.
What do you think of my cross stitch letters on canvas? I love this project!
Here’s a close up of each letter:
What do you think of my cross stitch letters on canvas? Time to head to Michaels to get your supplies, right?!
- If you want to put a personalized spin on a project, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.
- This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless.