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Cross Stitch Letters on Canvas in a Few Steps

Use these cross stitch letters to create a personalized canvas for your home decor – add initials, your whole name, or anything else you’d like to spell!

Cross Stitch Letters on CanvasI 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.

Cross Stitch Letters on Canvas

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
  • Paintbrush
  • Scotch tape
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Scissors

IMG_8326I 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!

IMG_8327Paint with the color of your choice. I used a Dove Gray.

IMG_8328Here are the letters I chose . . . the holes say “cross stitch me please!”

IMG_8330Use your embroidery thread straight out of the wrapper – and you don’t need a needle. Just tape to the back and start cross stitching.

IMG_8329Here’s what it looks like on the other side.

IMG_8331As you continue to cross stitch, this is what it will look like on the back.

IMG_8332And 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.

IMG_8333Each letter got its own color of embroidery thread. It didn’t take me long to do at all!

IMG_8334Once the letters were all cross stitched, I measured and then hot glued them to the canvas.

Use these cross stitch letters to create a personalized canvas for your home decor - add initials, your whole name, or anything else you'd like to spell!What do you think of my cross stitch letters on canvas? I love this project!

Here’s a close up of each letter:

Use these cross stitch letters to create a personalized canvas for your home decor - add initials, your whole name, or anything else you'd like to spell! Use these cross stitch letters to create a personalized canvas for your home decor - add initials, your whole name, or anything else you'd like to spell! Use these cross stitch letters to create a personalized canvas for your home decor - add initials, your whole name, or anything else you'd like to spell!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.

If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!

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JaneEllen

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

I love things that are different/unusual, not same stuff done by anybody/everybody. I was really interested in your project and would love to do it. The idea of long canvas would be great to fill an empty spot on wall. The look of cross stitched letters on canvas give a unique loo,. Could paint the letters brighter color than canvas and thread used for something little different also. I was just in Michaels today but kinda glanced at all the new stuff as hubs was out in car waiting not very patiently. Seems whenever I go to Jo-Ann's,Hobby Lobby or Michaels he's in a hurry, has to get home to feed the chickens. Believe it or not they do know what time they get fed, every day so they gather on back deck waiting for their afternoon treats about same time, ;they are dear little ladies. If they see one of us standing at door when they're out in yard they come running to say hello. Lately with all the snow have been staying in their little compound under cover. Sure enjoy your blog, printing this out so i don't forget it. Next trip to Michaels will look for those letters with holes so I can make this. Have great week.

Amy

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

Hi Jane Ellen! I think next time I would definitely paint the letters for something a little brighter. And I totally understand the manfriend not wanting to wait . . . Steve gets impatient too! So sometimes I have to go by myself! If you happen to grab these letters, share them on the Facebook page! Have fun and thanks for commenting!

Pretty Life Girls

Monday 1st of February 2016

This is SOOOO cute, amy!