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20 Finishing Inspirations

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!
 

 

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