Table Linen July Upcycle Challenge
This month I’m getting together with a few of my blogging friends to participate in a fun upcycle challenge. The challenge is to find a thrift store item under $10 to upcycle or repurpose. While thrift shopping I came across a plain white table linen for $0.25! Not being able to pass up a deal, I purchased it for this July challenge!
Upcycled Table Linen
solid color table linen
washable ink pen
embroidery needle and hoop
embroidery yarn in colors of choice
Here is a before and after of my table linen:
I like to use these on my living room or kitchen table to add a little decorative touch. The pattern I found through on a search in Pinterest. I printed it out, put it under the table linen then used my washable ink pen to trace the design on each end.
This design only uses 3 embroidery stitches – the lazy daisy, french knot and fishbone stitches. The lazy daisy and french knot are used to make the flowers. The fishbone is used to make the leaves. I had some directions from an old kit that I had embroidered so here are the directions for those stitches.
The yarn I used is leftover from other projects so I don’t have color names. I used 2 different shades of pink for the flowers, yellow for the flower centers and green for the leaves. These colors go with the placemats on my kitchen table but you could use any color to match your decor.
I enjoy doing projects like these because they work up really fast! It only took a couple of hours to get this done from start to finish.
Now we invite you to join us in the fun! Use the links below to hop over and visit with our blogging friends to see the projects they are sharing today for the Up-cycle Challenge!!