Because I am not talented in the domestic arts, but I love looking like I am, this project caught my eye. No-sew embroidery from Martha! It just requires cording and glue — I like it! No needles or fancy stitches that might cause injury.
Martha says to use a disappearing ink pen, a marker and graph paper to map out your plan first, but you know, if it did this, I’ll be honest I’d live dangerously and forgo the drawings. Hate me, Martha, but I’m too impatient to plan ahead to get things all perfect. That is where Martha and I part ways (ok, it is not the only place we part ways), I’m not good at the plan ahead part. Although I think a disappearing ink pen might come in handy for that monogram on the shams.
You could use a no-sew embroidery technique like this on everything from bedding (notice the custom looking bed skirt) to curtains to a lampshade!
If you want the full instructions from Martha, click here.
Note: Thanks to everyone enjoying all the Fall porch posts! You have until the end of the month to join up with the Fall porch party if you want to! There are some fabulous looking porches on those links so be sure to take a peek right here! Have fun!
Photo & Idea: Martha Stewart