We’re so excited to be bringing you a week full of scrappy projects. Designer Amanda Coleman is kicking things off with an awesome paper pieced embroidery hoop monogram made entirely of paper scraps!
You know those funny little strips at the top of a 6″x6″ pad with the hole punch smack in the middle? I have always thought of these strips of paper as utterly useless…until now. I gathered a bunch of strips, cut them into pieces and turned them into a mosaic.
Inspired by tile mosaic, I took those little paper bits and turned them into a monogrammed mosaic. Looks like this took forever, right? This little embroidery hoop is only 6″ across and, with a pair of tweezers and a bit of planning, it didn’t take too long to put together.
Pick two contrasting colors for your mosaic monogram. I wanted the letter to be clearly defined so I used a bunch of little pieces and followed the edge of the letter really closely. I was a little more flexible with the placement of the blue pieces.
I added a cute bouquet of die cut flowers with enamel dot centers.
Trace your embroidery hoop and letter onto a piece of cardstock. Apply dry adhesive to the letter area and begin adhering small bits of paper. Repeat with the remainder of the circle.
After all of your pieces have been adhered to your shape, glue the inner hoop to the back of your cardstock, using a light to help you get it into the proper position. Trim any excess paper with a craft knife.
Secure the outer hoop to the inner hoop and embellish as desired.
Have a great day!
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