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February 10, 2017

I Heart Goodwill

When it comes to Goodwill shopping, there are certain things I always keep my eyes peeled for…and one of those things is Cane! More specifically, pressed cane webbing…usually found in older furniture, like chairs, tables, and magazine racks. But I recently struck DIY-Thrifting gold when I found four pressed cane webbing “mats” (probably replacement inserts for chairs) on the Goodwill shelves.

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Why do I love pressed cane so much? For DIY Oversized cross-stitch projects! Truth be told, I’ve never really done much traditional cross stitch (the dainty kind) before…but I can’t get enough of the jumbo versions. It’s super easy to do and the projects go quickly. So, with Valentine’s Day on my mind, I decided to get my lovey-dovey on and make some cross-stitch heart décor for my home.

First, I spray painted two of the pieces of cane webbing- one in white, one in pink- to go with my V-Day theme. Then, I gathered some thick, chunky yarn in Valentine’s colors…I already had some on hand from a previous project, but any craft store will fulfill your yarn needs.

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With some graph paper (just like the kind we used in school), I sketched out my cane mat and a heart shape on the grid. Then, I cut a long strand of yarn, wrapped one end with a small piece of masking tape (think of the thing at the end of a shoelace), and cross-stitched the outline of a heart!

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I decided to alternate colors of yarn, and filled in the rest. Once you have your design sketched out, it really comes together really quickly! Like, ‘two episodes on Netflix’ quickly.

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Now I can use it however I’d like…maybe hang it like a wreath…or just use it vignette-style around the house.

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Either way, oversized / jumbo cross stitch is a great way to dip your toes in the needlework pool- it’s a lot less work (and less frustrating) than the dainty kind, and you’ll finish your project in no time. A little paint and some colorful yarn can really transform that outdated cane, can’t it?

Craft on!

Sadie

One Comment

  1. That is adorable! I love it. I’ve tried regular tiny cross stitch and it’s so not me! But I would love to try something like this. It turned out great!