When we think of spring, we dream of bright pastels, motivational messages and updating our home decor! So, we partnered up with one of our amazing instructors, Allie Biddle, to bring you this simple but sweet D.I.Y. wall art that is just as easy as paint-by-numbers, and will look great in any room!
Allie is a designer and artist out of Denton, Texas who crafts one-of-a-kind hand embroidered hoop art and stitched mixed-media designs. If you're interested in learning more about embroidery, Allie will be teaching a Intro to Hand Embroidery workshop as well as a Hand Embroidery: Floral Bouquet workshop this Saturday in the studio!
The beauty of this design is that you can pair it with any color(s) that compliment your current decor — from primary colors to neutrals like cream and sand. Keeping with the springtime theme, we chose a few bright pastels and even mixed up the design by alternating stitches to create a fun color-blocked design (like the one above).
Scroll down to request a copy of your FREE printable design, and get to stitching!
PROJECT CRAFT TIME: 20 MINUTES
- 100 lb. Paper
- size 8 needle
- embroidery thread
- frame (optional)
First, you will notice that there are several dots arranged around the main design. These will act as your guide for stitching the completed piece. To prevent tearing, you will want to pre-punch each hole with the needle before threading the embroidery floss through the paper.
Next, you will want to choose a color pattern for your piece. This would look great with one bold color, or several complimentary colors. You can stick with the pre-punched holes, or even add in your own to create a customized version (like the one below). *PRO TIP: Allie recommends using DMC threads for brighter, more saturated colors!
Once you have decided on a plan, you can begin stitching your design. After you're finished, pop your artwork in any 8X10 frame by trimming down your design, or hang it as-is from your bulletin board with a DIY marbled thumb tack.
Don't forget to tag us on Instagram @thepapercraftpantry with a photo of your finished work. We'd love to see how yours turned out!