Create a piece of wall art full of texture and personality with this simple embroidered canvas project. Natural colors give the artwork a rustic, earthy look, but try different colors for the yarn and canvas to match your room.
- Artist's canvas - Crafts paint - Foam brush - Cardstock - Heavy-duty needle - Embroidery needle - Yarn in two thicknesses and colors (we used a variegated and an ombré)
Gather materials. Use crafts paint and a foam brush to paint the canvas. Sketch a botanical design onto cardstock. Position the cardstock on the dry canvas. Lightly tape the edges to secure it.
Use a heavy-duty needle to poke evenly spaced holes along your design through the canvas.
Remove cardstock to reveal pattern of poked holes.
Thread an embroidery needle with yarn. Beginning at the back of the canvas, use the existing holes to embroider the design. Use a thinner yarn or different color to highlight various areas of the design.