Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tree Love Embroidery Pattern

A little while ago my family and I were invited to attend the wedding reception for my cousin's daughter.  The theme was country and their invitation stated "Cowboy boots encouraged".  When thinking about gifts I knew I wanted to give them something special and unique and immediately this project I found on Pinterest came to mind:

I loved the idea of the adorable initials and heart "carved" into the tree and there's actually a link to the pattern for this one as well.  You can click the photo to go to the pin, then click through to the website.

I wanted something just a little bit different, with a couple different colors, so I drew up this pattern:

You can download my pattern here -- Embroidery Pattern -- Alphabet Pattern

With a little bit of rustic-looking fabric and cotton embroidery thread I was able to complete the project in just a couple of hours.  I found the perfect frame at a local arts/crafts shop and had my gift ready far in advance (unlike my last wedding gift!).

I traced the pattern onto the fabric using a water-soluble marker.

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The stitches were very simple.  I used a running stitch for the two colors in the tree.

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And a backstitch for the heart, arrow, and initials. 

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When I was done with the stitching, I used a damp cloth to gently wipe/blot the ink off the fabric.

Here is the final result:

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In a few days I'll have some kits available for purchase in my Etsy shop. 


I'll be linking up to these fabulous link parties:

 Monday -  Craft o Maniac Monday -- Craftastic Monday -- Amaze Me Monday -- Polly Want 2 Party  --  Tuesday -  Get Your Craft On -- Sew Cute Tuesday -- Upcycled Awesome -- Tip Me Tuesday -- Tuesday Talent Show --  Wednesday -  Seven Thrity Three -- Wallet-Friendly Wednesday -- Create and Share -- Whatever Goes Wednesday --  Linkin’ with Lil’ Luna -- Thursday -  Strut your Stuff Thursday -- Transformation Thursday -- Thrilling Thursday -- House of Hepworths -- Friday -  Remodelaholic Friday -- Flaunt it Friday -- Frugal Friday -- Weekend Wander -- Show and Share Day -- It's Fun to Craft! -- Tickled Pink Fridays -- Weekend Wrap-up Party -- Catch as Catch Can -- Friday Flair -- Feature Yourself Friday -- Simply Link {Party} -- Pity Party -- Design Dazzle --  Saturday - Saturday Spotlight --  Sunday -  The DIY Showoff Project  Parade --  Sunday Showcase Party -- Creative Bloggers Party -- I Heart Naptime -- Think Pink Sundays


  1. I love this! What a thoughtful gift! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is a really nice gift. They'll probably own that longer than a toaster!

  3. This really caught my eye - very cute and K&B are me and my hubby's initials!!

  4. This is very cute, especially as a gift. I don't think I would have the patience to make this ;)

  5. What a special gift! I have to make this some day. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Love this <3
    Jaimee @

  7. I love this - thank you so much for sharing! I think I'll make this for my hard-to-buy-for sister!!

  8. your embroidery tree is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!
    ps catching you this week!

  9. Hello! I made my way over here from tt&j. I love your project. I will have to check out your etsy shop next!

  10. so cute! we are featuring it on the blog, facebook, twitter and pinterest today! have a lovely weekend...

  11. HOw do you wash the pen off the fabric after you're done? Do the colors in the floss stain like red can in the wash? I'm such a novice.

  12. If you use a special water-soluble marker from the notions section at the fabric/craft store, you will be able to gently blot it off with a damp cloth.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I love yours way better :) Great idea and pattern!

  14. I'm just seeing this now and have been to your etsy shop and found I am way to late. I've never done anything like this before but really want to try! The idea matches a wedding invitation I just got perfectly!!!! Could you email me a list of materials needed? I'm not crafty at all, would this be a doable project for a beginner?


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