As you will soon discover (if you haven’t already), I love making things using stuff I find around the house and in the recycling bin, one of my favourite places (especially since I cleaned it, yesterday). This project is no exception! A yarn painted card!
Let’s get down to business. Here’s what you’ll need:
Take your sheet of card stock. Make it the size you want and then fold it down the middle. My card, when folded, measures 4″x 5″. Small.
Take your mesh bag and cut a piece of mesh that is a bit larger than your card: about 1 inch wider in both length and width.
Now you can, on a separate sheet of paper, draw out a design, but I just jumped in and improvised to my heart’s delight! Do whatever works for you.
I took my yarn needle and threaded in some yarn. And then I began weaving the yarn into the mesh.
I wove in a little yellow circle going in and out of the mesh in a spiral. Note that I don’t worry about the ends. They just hang around in back and the mesh holds it all in place.
Um, time for another colour!
Oh. It’s growing! I’m just filling up the mesh with colourful yarn.
And now I’ve filled the whole thing. Now, I have to admit that this is a time-consuming little project. Make sure you REALLY like the person your giving this card to. It took me about 2 hours to fill in this 4″x 5″ space, so they should be WORTHY!
So now, I machine-sew the mesh to the card, roughly a 1/4″ from the edge of the card and all the way around.
This is what it looks like from the front so far.
See the white machine stitching there…
Now trim the edges of the yarn-painted mesh just past the edge of the card.
So it looks like this. Now you’ll notice that the yarn at the top and bottom of the card is just sort of hanging there. What I do to rectify this situation is to run a thick bead of craft glue at both the top and bottom of the painting…
…Like so…And that holds everything in place quite nicely.
Let the card dry on a plate.
And voilà! A yarn-painted card for someone you LOVE!