Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Beaded Christmas card tutorial

I'd bought some lovely Christmas cards already for this year, but then I saw this on Pinterest and was inspired by the simple and effective idea. Here's how I made my version.

You will need:
Plain card and envelope I used A6 size
Thickish yarn/cotton - I used about 1m on an A6 card
Beads/sequins or other embellishments such as stickers
Tea towel (or similar to rest on whilst you pierce the holes)

Start by drawing out your design on paper, making it the size of your finished card.

Lay the design over the card blank, making sure you open out the card first to avoid putting holes in both sides. Use a paperclip or two to hold the two paper template and card securely together. Rest the card on the tea towel or similar to protect your surface, pierce the holes. Remove the paper template.

Knot your thread neatly, thread the needle and pass the thread through from the reverse side. Stitch out your pattern adding the beads as you go.

When you get to the end, tie off securely, with appropriate tension on the reverse side and snip off the ends to neaten. 

There are a few different designs you can make with the same template.

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