• 20 Finishing Inspirations

    If you’re working toward the goal of stitching twenty canvases in 2020, you probably already have a completed project ready for professional finishing. Before you send your canvas off, consider some creative options that might make a difference. Here are at least 20!
    Ornaments don’t always have to look like this:
    Hardback Cookie
    Finished Little Christmas Car needlepoint ornament
    Try something different, like a gusset with a curly hook:
    Finished Christmas in London - Taxi needlepoint ornament
    Add a bell or a flourish
    Finished Mr & Mrs Bell needlepoint ornament
    Make it a cone
    Finished Snowcone needlepoint ornaments
    Put your ornament on a stick
    Finished Witchcone needlepoint ornaments
    Make it two-sided
    Finished double-sided Joy / Bah Humbug needlepoint ornament
    It could be a coaster
    Finished needlepoint fruit coasters
    Hang it from a straw bag
    Finished flamingo with monogram needlepoint ornament on straw bag
    Monogram the back to commemorate an event or to make more personal
    Finished needlepoint stand-up with embroidery on the back
    Stitch a series and make a baby mobile
    Customer holding finished needlepoint baby mobile
     
    Stand Ups can be done different ways too:
    Domed
    Finished trick-or-treater needlepoint stand-ups
    Gusseted
    Finished poison bottle needlepoint stand-ups
    Or Easel backs
    Country landscape needlepoint and lily needlepoint finished easel back 
     
    Small canvases can become large pillows if you applique or inset the needlepoint.
    Finished Beary Sleepy needlepoint pillow with fringe
     
    Or something that was supposed to become a small pillow, might look great as a weighted stand up on your bookcase.
    Finished Lily needlepoint weighted stand-up 
    Or a perfect place to hang your keys at the back door.
    Finished Home needlepoint framed with hooks and ribbon
     
    A canvas that was supposed to become a big pillow, might look fabulous in an acrylic try.
    Finished Rhododendron needlepoint inside of acrylic tray
     
    And if you have a canvas you thought would be a lumbar pillow, it might also look great as a tri-fold clutch!
    Finished geometric needlepoint clutch
     
    If you’re framing one canvas, you might want to frame many and create a gallery wall.
    Various framed needlepoint pieces hanging on wall
     
    Belts can also be used as:
    Key chains
    3 finished flamingo needlepoint key fobs
    Dog collars
    Finished dog bone needlepoint dog collar on dog
    Trays
    Miami needlepoint belt canvas finished as a tray with drinks
    or flip flops!
     Shrimp needlepoint flip flops
    And finally, if you’ve always wanted to try finishing something on your own, purchase a luggage tag, credit card holder, jewelry case or clutch and have fun!
    Leather needlepoint jewelry box, mirror, and jewelry case
    Leather coasters, luggage tag, and wallet
    Happy Stitching and good luck to everyone who is doing 20 canvases in 2020!