DIY: Geometric embroidered painting

| Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Growing up, my parents never wanted us to put anything up on our walls. I guess they didn't want to have to repaint. Being a creative person at heart, I always found it sad. If only I had known then what I know now, I have a feeling my bedroom would have looked very different.

Who said you needed to stick things on your walls or hang things up? I mean, yes, it's preferable because otherwise your walls look naked, but you can just as easily add a few colorful decorative items on you shelf, desk and side table (handmade or otherwise) to do the trick.

I designed a simple abstract painting for my son's room, something special that doesn't need to be hung on the wall, although it could. I bought most of my tools and materials at the dollar store, so I guess it's a dollar store craft. I'd say in total I paid around $5 for everything, plus I can reuse most of the stuff again in the future. Totally a win/win situation I've got going!

Paint (colors of your choice)
Embroidery thread

Small foam paint brush
Small filbert paint brush
Thin tape
Embroidery needle

1. Apply tape on canvas in random directions and paint each shape a random color.

2. Let dry then remove tape.

3. Using embroidery thread, sew random lines across shapes.

4. Using a small paint brush, make a few small dots in random corners.

5. And voilĂ !

I'm so happy with how this project turned out. It adds a much needed punch of colors to my son's room. I still have a long way to go before I'm done decorating his room, and I'll probably have to start all over again when it is (you know, growing up and stuff...), but I'm having so much fun coming up with easy projects that I don't mind. Plus, when we get to redo the decorations, my kids will probably be able to help, so these crafts will become family activities. :)

Do you have any colorful decorative items in your room?

People who were inspired by this project: stklepye.


  1. C.D. Beatrice Clay9 July 2014 at 21:06

    Now this is cool. I love embroidery and painting!

  2. Thanks Chels! Maybe Isa would like to try it out. :)

  3. Thanks Beatrice. Yours was awesome too, I liked its simplicity, mine looks a tad too busy.


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