Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

So, would y’all mind another Valentine’s Day project? It’s February…a new month…and time for my latest contribution to The Good Life Blog. Why not celebrate with some simple, thrifty, V-Day décor?

It all started when I was out on a thrifting adventure. I walked around the store and didn’t find a single treasure for my cart. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Anyway, I hit the last corner of the store when my eyes spied some pressed cane webbing- four pieces of it, to be exact.

Vintage pressed cane webbing mats at thrift store to be repurposed as oversized cross stitch holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Thrift store SCORE!

With treasure in hand, I decided to put them to good holiday use (well, two of them, at least). This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

So, I gathered my Valentines-esque colored spray paints. The naked webbing was, well, a little gross.

Spray painting vintage pressed cane webbing mats from thrift store to be repurposed as oversized cross stitch holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s cover up the grossness, shall we?

And because I can’t get enough oversized cross stitch, I decided to create a large, colorful heart on each piece of webbing. Plus, I already had leftover chunky yarn from my tennis racquet project!

Spray painting vintage pressed cane webbing mats from thrift store to be repurposed as oversized cross stitch holiday decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Much prettier now…

Using some standard graph paper, I sketched out my cane webbing mat and designed a large, basic heart shape that used as much of the cane as possible. And like I’ve done before, I cut a long strand of yarn, wrapped one end in painter’s tape, and began stitching.

DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I just LOVE jumbo cross stitch…easier on the ol’ eyes, too.

A note to cross stitch purists- and don’t get mad at me- but with large scale projects like this, I find it makes more sense to complete each “x” individually, instead of going row by row.

The beauty of oversized cross stitch? I was done with the heart outline in a few minutes!

DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Pretty!

Using both the pink and red yarns, I alternated colors until the heart was filled in.

DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love it.

Now, I thought about hanging it on the door, because it’s the right size and would be easy to hang. But instead, I think I’ll make little Valentine’s vignettes. But either way, it’s cute, quirky, and cross stitch is a great activity for cold days snuggled up on the couch!

DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A lovey-dovey vignette.

Oh, here’s the other cane webbing that I did! For this one, I spray painted it pink and didn’t fill in the entire heart. Still cute, but a little different.

DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ok- NOW I’m done with Valentine’s projects this year…I promise! But the real question….what should I do with the remaining pair of cane webbing mats??

Craft on…and Happy Valentine’s Day!

S

PIN ME!DIY Oversized jumbo cross stitch heart on vintage pressed cane webbing from the thrift store for Valentine's Day decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. How clever, as usual you take something a little sad and make it into something great. Perhaps one of the remaining ones could have clover shape in green for March? And one could get a decorated egg!

  2. Great upcycle. I’m a big fan of super sized cross stitch. Normal cross stitch is too slow for me. The pink heart is my favourite.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Claire! Any time I’ve tried regular cross stitch, I’ve gotten frustrated…so I definitely agree!

  3. Gah, this is so clever, you really have a gift!

  4. Laura Laskey says:

    A shamrock!

  5. chris aka monkey says:

    so dang cute, i love your cross stitch projects xx

  6. I’ve been cross-stitching for years and never even thought of doing this – that is adorable!!! Definitely going to pin and try something like this myself. 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Such a unique idea!!!! Love it

  8. So that’s what you did with those cane mats – very clever and oh so pretty! Something tells me we’ll be seeing the others at Easter *wink* *wink*

  9. The perfect use for these cane mats, can’t wait to see what you do to the other two! They are perfect for cross stitches and the heart looks fabulous!

  10. Fonda Rush says:

    Do I see shamrocks, white and green for St. Patrick’s Day?

  11. Your vision always amazes me! What an incredible transformation from yuck to wow! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinned to share.
    ~Laurie

  12. These are great – You have such an eye!! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  13. These are so adorable. Are they placemats? I shall never shy away from them at the thrift store again now that I see their full potential. Love.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thanks, Jen! I think they were spare inserts for cane-backed and seated chairs, but Goodwill definitely thought they were placemats!

  14. Sarah, you are so smart and clever. I would have never thought to transform the cane seats the way you did. What a cute idea for any holiday. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  15. How clever! You always have such a good eye for how you can use things!

  16. This is so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. Such a cute cross stitch. Thanks for sharing it with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. So glad you joined us.

  18. Adorable! Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  19. Adorable!! I might have to “borrow” this idea! Lucky you found something at the thrift store after all. I hate it when I go & don’t find a thing.

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