A new craft mash-up for a new blog hop
Why are plastic canvas crafts so… well, lame? When Diane at Crafty Pod asked for plastic canvas tutorials for this week’s blog hop, I signed up to challenge myself.
Here’s a medium ripe for experimentation in three dimensions, and for merging with other crafts. There must be some fun uses for it. Turns out, there are!
Papercrafts, meet plastic canvas
After learning some basic stitches and bending and folding pieces together, I realized what I was envisioning was similar to papercraft sculptures. Voilà, you can do any papercraft with plastic canvas! After spending time with bookworm relatives, I thought these paper corner monster bookmarks from Tally’s Treasury would be perfect gifts. Try some of the pictured paper crafts with plastic canvas. I challenge you to make ceiling cat or grumpy cat before I do!
Cut out the face
Cross stitch the teeth
Stitch the edges
Gobelin stitch the face
Stitch face parts together
Stitch remaining edges
Glue on eyes
Now feed your monster bookmark some book pages! I’d absolutely love to see your projects on my Facebook page, or tag them @knitsforlife on Instagram. And stay tuned to the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop for more fun projects this week.
These are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂 I’ve never used plastic canvas before, I’ll have to give it a go!
Thanks, Hannah, glad you like them! I’m totally hooked and had to force myself to stop making them… but still keep eyeing that leftover pc like a drug!
How fun! Such a neat craft!
Thanks 🙂 If you try it, be sure to let me know!
I think kids will absolutely love these little monsters! Thanks for the tutorial.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
OMG! This is so awesome! This is beyond fun. I bet kids would love doing it, too.
Thanks! I was surprised how simple it was to do. For kids I’d recommend using a smaller-weight yarn that’s more twisted. This one got a little fussy at times. Have fun!
How did you ever think of this? OMG I totally love your monster book marks. I have scraps left over from my own project and I know exactly what to do with them!
Yay, Pam, I’m so glad you have something to do with them now 🙂 You can probably make them in all kinds of sizes and with all kinds of silly face shapes to accommodate different scraps.
Lorna, what a totally creative way to create a bookmark! I often think I do not read hard copy books as much anymore due to frustration of always losing my page. But something as colorful and practical as these – you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy and find these useful! Great post.
My mom always had a receipt or boarding pass stub in her books. I’m glad we’ve found a better way to enjoy paper books 🙂
Ahhhhh! So cute! Thanks for sharing. Gotta pick out some yarn and get started on this now 🙂
Sorry, just seeing this post. Super cute. I want to make some for my son’s class for Valentine’s Day. Did you use “x”s for the stitches on the teeth?
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