So I was strolling through Michaels the other day and of course had to check out the little discount bins along the checkout. I can’t ever just walk by those – can you?? Sooo many cute little irresistible things! I was doing pretty well, but then stumbled across these tiny little frames and knew they had to come home with me.
These little guys are so pretty and colorful and they were just perfect for mini summer framed embroideries! I haven’t even decided what to do with them yet – I’m thinking magnets or maybe even little pins to wear. There are so many options.
I wanted these to have a summery theme so I chose a pineapple, watermelon, ice cream and of course, a flamingo! But you could really switch it up and do anything.
Here are your materials!
- Mini Frames (in the discount bins at Michaels)
- white fabric
- embroidery hoop
- assorted DMC Embroidery Floss colors – I used 310, 745, 761, 666, 725, 3812, 893
- Hot Glue
- small scraps of fleece and felt
- Embroidery Patterns
Begin by stitching your embroidery designs. If you want to change up your designs, trace the inside of the frame and make your design at least 1/4″ smaller, you don’t want it right up to the edges of the inside of the frame.
Cut out a piece of thin posterboard a little smaller than the frame. I used the cardstock packaging the frames were stuck to.
Cut out a small piece of fleece, just a bit larger than the opening of the frame. Center the fleece on the back side of the fabric.
Wrap the fabric around the card stock and glue the fabric to the back side.
Glue the embroidery piece to the back side of the mini frame.
Finish the back of the frame with a square (or circle) of felt, slightly smaller than the frame. Glue in place over the back of the embroidery.
Now you have a cute little framed embroidery! These are so tiny and fun – the embroidery only measures 3/4″ tall!
Repeat for your other designs – then sit back and admire the cuteness!
Aren’t they fun?? What would you use them for?
Ooh – and if you want to check out another cute project with these tiny frames – go visit Katie from The Casual Craftlete – she made some darling magnets with them!
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keri @ shaken together says
These could not be cuter! I love the teeny tiny flamingo and pineapple!
Ok, these are the cutest things EVER! I’m trying to think of a way I could attach them to my workspace so I have a bit of sunshine to look at. :o)
These are adorable!!
Anne Marie says
These are sooooo stinkin’ cute!!!
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
Oh! These are adorable! I love the idea of making them into magnets. And, yes, those bins at Michael’s are always major trouble for me too! Thanks for sharing!
Those are adorable!! What great gift ideas…they would be great as magnets! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
Frugal Hausfrau says
These are all so cute!! I love that watermelon~! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!