Fun Hanging Plant Canvas Embroidery

5 Materials
2 Hours

Did you know that it is really easy to embroider onto a stretched canvas? Once you've tried this craft, you will be hooked. I've made cool embroidered paper art before (see here), but this canvas one was even easier.

I just used a cheap large stretched canvas from my local craft store. You can use a canvas of any size to suit your needs.

First, I drew out my hanging plant design on some scrap lining paper in a black sharpie. You can copy my design for free (link in bio at the end).

I then taped the design to the canvas to hold it in place. Use tape that won't mark the canvas.

The next bit was the fun bit. Using a pushpin, I punched holes all along the back lines. The holes were about 5mm apart.

Make sure that there are holes where the lines intersect too.

I then removed the paper and using the holes as guides painted the leaves green and the pot terracotta.

Using a simple backstitch and the punched holes, I embroidered the outline of the pot and hanging holder in black.

Then with green thread, I embroidered the outline of the leaves.

To finish off, I made a real tassel for the bottom of the pot and stitched it into place.

This is one hanging plant, I can't kill. For more details visit the blog.

If you like cute simple embroidery, then you will probably love my very popular Scandinavian trees (see here).

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  • Ellen Ellen on May 16, 2022

    What kind of paint did you use? Didn't see it noted in the post and would like to know :-) Thanks! That's a really neat idea.

  • Pam Pam on May 16, 2022

    I'd also like to know what kind of paint and where to get it. I really like your idea!

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