I think you will really enjoy this one, it is a great craft you can have tucked away,
just in case.
You know how there are those days, when you would like to have something to work on, or need something to whip up in a moments notice.
Simple supplies, and snow time can easily be made under two hours.
Perfect little hostess gift or perhaps a gift for a sweet friend, beloved teacher or just keep it for yourself.
I found this project in Holiday Crafts and tweaked it to my liking.
Have you ever had the chance to take a look at this magazine?
I think it is well worth the $5.99 and it is a special interest publication
of Better Homes and Gardens, so you know you are going to find at least a couple of
It also has ideas for wrapping Christmas gifts, tags and embellishments.
Most of the projects are easy to moderate in their difficulty level so there are several ideas that I would like to try with the grandchildren too.
Anyway, just wanted to share that with you all, now let's get on to our craft for today.
I eyeballed the photograph in the craft magazine and wrote let it snow in pencil,
then using my pencil I marked little dots where I was going to place my french knots.
Do you love a french knot as much as I do, they can be intimidating and troublesome to make, but so worth the time, and seriously even if they aren't perfect they are just so cute...smile.
I have included a You Tube Tutorial at the end of this post, where you will see some perfect and beautiful french knots.
Simple split stitches make for a quick embroidery project.
I have not embroidered for quite some time, so my stitches are far from perfect, and
the French knots are irregular, but since they are representing snowflakes,
it's all good.
Don't you just love a project that is really no fail.
Items For This Project
1. Wooden embroidery hoop. (your choice of size)
2. Cotton fabric.
3. Embroidery needle.
4. Cotton embroidery floss. (2 colors)
6. Hot glue gun.
Directions For This Project
1. Iron fabric before beginning.
2. Cut fabric to fit embroidery hoop leaving about a 1/2 inch to hot glue to hoop
after project is complete.
3. Place fabric in hoop and tighten.
4. Write let it snow lightly in pencil on the fabric, as well as where french knots will be placed.
5. Thread embroidery needle with all six strands of embroidery floss, if you want a chunky look, which I did. For less bulk separate strands.
6. Embroidery let it snow.
7. French knots are up next, and below is the tutorial.
8. After all embroidery is complete remove fabric from hoop, iron, put back in hoop.
9. Secure tightly and hot glue the edges of the fabric to the underside of the hoop.
This is a DIY project that has so many possibilities.
You might enjoy taking a peek at this DIY Styrofoam Christmas Ornament project too.
Thank you for joining me today and have a great Wednesday!
Do you have any projects that you are working on this week?
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