Cross-Stitch Bunny Canvas

My house is seriously lacking in Easter decor.  Now that I think about it, we don’t have any!  I’m sorry, but for a craft blogger, that is just unacceptable.  I decided to take my love of hand stitching and turn it into this cute cross-stitch bunny on canvas.  Yep, I stitched directly onto the canvas!  How cool is that?!

To make your own little bunny, you will need:

- 8″ X 8″ wrapped canvas
- 3 skeins of embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- free cross-stitch bunny pattern (PS I made the pattern by shading in cells on an Excel spreadsheet.  Just an idea for ya in case you ever wanted to make your own.)
- optional: brad setting tool

Let’s get to work!

Print out the pattern and tape it onto your canvas.  Poke holes on the corers of every box that is shaded in.

I used this brad setting tool that I got from We R Memory Keepers, but you can just use a large needle.  (This isn’t my monthly post for We R, I’m just telling you because it really did save my hands. If you do decide to buy anything from shopwer.com, you can get 20% off your order by using code CUTESY at checkout.)

You don’t want the holes to be huge, so if you are using the brad setting tool, don’t poke all the way through. Painting canvases don’t heal the way fabric does when it’s pierced.  Great for marking out a pattern, but bad for mistakes, so be careful!

Tie a knot in the end of your embroidery floss, bring it through the back and start cross-stitching.

When you get to parts that are blocked by the wooden frame in the back, just angle your needle and slide it under.  I was worried that this would be difficult, but it wasn’t bad at all.  Look at the front of the canvas and move the needle around until you find the right hole.

After lots and lots of stitching, you’re bunny will be done.

The canvas looks so cute on top of the piano next to our globe.  There… now I have an Easter decoration.  Check that off the list!

Here’s a nice vertical image for all of the pinners in the house.  (Did you know vertical images get more pins?  Now you do.)

And make sure to go check out the super creative Easter ideas from my blogging pals.  I’m inspired just looking at the photos!  Bring on Spring!!!

1) Cadbury Mini Egg Easter Sundae by Whistle and Ivy
2) Tangram Bunny Art by Persia Lou
5) Baker’s Twine Carrot by Keeping it Simple
6) Cross-Stitch Bunny Canvas by Cutesy Crafts
7) Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
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16 Responses to Cross-Stitch Bunny Canvas

  1. Bethany says:

    That’s so cool! That tool is pretty handy, the possibilities for this projects could be endless! Love it!

  2. This is so cute, Jessica! I love solid color cross-stitch like this. It manages to be modern and graphic and folksy and cute all at the same time. Love it!

  3. I LOVE THIS! I just got into cross stitching- can’t wait to make this bad boy! SO CUTE! I love the soft pink. xo-Brook

  4. I LOVE THIS so much! It is such a great idea.. and your tutorial is great.

  5. This is sheer genius right here! And it takes me back to my cross-stitching days of old. I might have to adapt this idea into a future canvas creation. Thanks for the inspiration, friend! Pin time!

  6. Britni Vigil says:

    Love this Jess but I’ll admit I’m terrible at the hand stitching anything as evidenced by my to-do board. Maybe you can teach me at SNAP, yay!

  7. Wendy says:

    so cute! thanks for sharing

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