Seeing as we are all staying at home a lot more these days, we may as well make them as cosy and as cheery as possible. Adding handmade items around the house can create a lovely homely feeling. For me that means embroidery. Here are 3 ideas of how to use embroidery to brighten up those white walls…

1) Use a Pegboard

Peg board from Ikea | Macramé from The Travelling Knot | Knowle Craft Embroidery kits

I think every crafter has an Ikea pegboard stashed away somewhere and that’s because they are so great for displaying hand-made items. You can move things around and change things up depending on what mood your in. I have already changed mine several times and I have only had it for a couple of months. The best part is you can update it as much as you want without having to hammer loads of holes in the wall, which is perfect if you live in rented accommodation.

I like to add different shaped hoops to mine and even display other crafts like the cute little macramé hanger from Michelle at The Travelling Knot. You can play around with it until you get the display exactly the way you like it.

2) Embroider onto Card

Embroidered card is a fun alternative to stitching on fabric. It’s also really easy to frame because you just slot the card into the frame and….hey presto you have a unique piece of artwork hanging in pride of place. Plus, if you draw the design yourself no one else will have the same one.

The only thing to keep in mind is that if you have used any 3D stitches then remember to frame it in a deeper frame. Embroidering onto card is not as complicated as it looks. I have a video that shows you exactly how to do it.

3) Embroidery Wall

for the PDF bike pattern click here and for the Bouquet of Roses Pattern click here

My third and final tip is to create an embroidery wall. This can be as big or small as you want it to be.

You could create a huge embroidery shrine with hundreds of handmade hoops or, if you are like me, you might not have that much wall space left. In any case what I decided to do was choose a small space next to my bed and mix in my embroidery with some photographs.

Another tip that I recommend is, when deciding which embroidery hoops you want to hang on the wall, try to choose ones with colours that match the existing decor. That way the embroidery hoops will blend in seamlessly.

I would love to see how you are freshening up your home during lockdown with handmade items! Let me know in the comments or connect with me on social media (linked below):

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