Wednesday

Canvas Stitch DIY

 Something sweet + simple for your walls to own. enjoy..
 Supplies: Canvas, needle, embroidery thread, pencil.

Begin by lightly tracing an outline you want to create. Then, stitch along the pattern. I made stars, X's, triangles, zig zags, etc. Try adding a phrase or word in the middle of the canvas. I chose lyrics from a Mumford & Sons song. (song is below)

This project was surprisingly easy. A bit time consuming but well worth the effort. If you tackle this project, I would love to see the outcome. 

Hope your day is going quite swell.

After The Storm by Mumford & Sons on Grooveshark




44 comments:

  1. this would be the perfect project for when you need to blow off some steam. I find that when I'm in a tizzy or when I have had a bad day, hand sewing is so cathartic. It nurses my mind back to normalcy.

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  2. This is beautiful and also a lovely quote I love mumford and sons<3

    -Taryn

    sweetsweetnightingale.blogspot.com

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  3. That is really beautiful! I love mumford and sons :)

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this! What a great idea! The flowers are particularly charming :0)

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  5. I adore this! I love the stitching in the flowers and the colors chosen. I would have never thought to stitch on canvas! I just love all of your DIYs.

    XOXO ~Jackie

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  6. This is beautiful! One of my all time favorite songs too :) Thanks for the continual inspiration!

    ~Olivia (simplylivblog.blogspot.com)

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  7. Pretty! Looks like fun - if you're into stitching and sewing.

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  8. super cute idea, what a lovely post :)

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  9. That lyric is beautiful, love mumford and sons. Thanks for sharing!

    http://rainbowsandtress.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love, love, love. Mumford and Sons is one of my favorites too :)

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  11. Great idea! I paint and embroider, but I hadn't thought of stitching on canvas!

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  12. So cute! I'm bookmarking this for when I move into my new house. :)

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  13. K copying you. But with Awake my Soul lyrics

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  14. Such a cute idea! I'm definitely making wall art like this for our new home!

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  15. Love this! Stitching is my favorite:)

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  16. So pretty Kinsey. This project turned out so well! I just love it.

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  17. so cute! what?? wish i owned your brain. as always.

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  18. I love it!!! I must try to do something like this soon!! Great Kinsey!!
    xx
    as dreamers do

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  19. That is such a fantastic idea! I love all the flowers and little arrows and decorations around the words! xoxo, Emily

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  20. I love this project and adore the lyrics of the song you used...
    xo, Erika

    www.jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I made one of these before and it really hurt my fingers to punch the needle through the canvas. Did you have that problem? Mine wasn't nearly as detailed as your either.

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  22. What an adorable project--it came out awesome! I can't wait to try this out.


    -Alyssa
    http://glossymusings.com/

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  23. Oh wow... sooo cute but what made me squeel initially was the phrase. This happens to be one of my favorite songs. Such a lovely idea.

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  24. Hello Kinsey! I'm not often leaving a comment on your blog although I follow it from a few months since I discovered it on A Beautiful Mess. But this time I really felt in love with this DIY, I mean, even more than in the others (: I'll try it for sure!

    You're truly inspiring as a girl, I love your style and you really features everything I feel like wearing ou crafting!
    Hope my English isn't too clumsy. Greetings from France ;)

    xoxo Nina

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  25. girl, we are soul sisters, i swear! this is one of my favorite mumford and sons quotes, and one of my favorite projects. the last time i did canvas stitching, i glued vintage fabric down as the background, you should try it!

    love!

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  26. Oh gosh! I just love love this!! I am going to go get all of these supplies asap and do this project. Currently dreaming up what mine will say! Thanks!

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  27. I love this so much. And what a beautiful quote!

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  28. Very pretty! I've been wanting to do some sort of embroidery project like this, but I just haven't been properly inspired with the design/words. You've given me a nudge in the right direction!

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  29. Hey Kinsey,
    I got around to posting my finished version of your Birds Nest Necklace we talked about in an outfit post today! Can't wait to hear what you think<3
    -Taryn

    http://sweetsweetnightingale.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is so very beautiful! And what a perfect quote.

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  31. Omg! U're so creative dear. I love ur blog. Indeed! :))

    I followed you. Mind to follow back dear? :))

    xoxo,
    majocamacho.blogpot.com

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  32. Seriously, this is amazing....I must make this :-)

    <3 L

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  33. Oh my...this is gorgeous! :) Love that you just stitched it on the mounted canvas, too - saves the un-fun task of trying to wrangle fabric into a frame or hoop...and how cool is your pattern?? Love!

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  34. I love this. I've really been looking for a way to incorporate some of the beautiful Mumford and Sons lyrics into life.

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  35. I love this. I've really been looking for a way to incorporate some of the beautiful Mumford and Sons lyrics into life.

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  36. Cute!.. I love it. Nice artistic.

    Thanks for putting up.

    http://lifecanvas.sg

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  37. Hi Kinsey, I've been following your blog for a while now and I LOVE it. Every single one of your posts is gorgeous. That sounds weird to say.. but I mean like the pictures and everything is very appealing and nice to look at. Anyways I was wondering what the program or website you use to add text to your photos is. If you'd rather not share that's completely fine. Seriously I totally understand, I just thought I'd ask just in case you didn't mind. But the more I think about it the more I realize that that's kind of a really annoying question so seriously feel free to disregard if you don't want to say.

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    1. Oh, I don't mind to share! I just use Photoshop! :)

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  38. Wow, very good post, it's really simple for making and looking so beautiful, i like this post, keep it up.

    wall art

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  39. I've done this recently! i tried to upload a picture to my blog to share but its not coming out :( i did small stitches in cursive, caps, and lowercase to list the qualities of philippians 4:8 - it says finally brothers, whatever is true noble right pure lovely admirable excellent or praiseworthy - I LOVE it. :)

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  40. I made one of these a while ago for my room :) I didn't post about it but you can see it in a picture still.
    http://muchmorethanthebirds.blogspot.fr/2012/07/my-tabledesk-project.html

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  41. What a great idea for a truly unique canvas print - lovely art!

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