Becca’s Decoupaged Embroidery

Check it out! Long-time Nut, Becca, jumped on the decoupaged embroidery idea and crafted her own stitchy adventure. She embellished and re-purposed a glass jar, and now she uses the jar daily.

I adore the idea and execution of this project! The colors and embroidery are fabulous! It’s a great Off the Wall project, too: Becca got her needlework off the wall and into her life.

Here’s Becca’s story about the project:

Describe the project. I embroidered a design I purchased in Scotland, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. You came up with the idea of decoupaging embroidery. It seemed a bit far out to me, but what did I have to lose? I think I used the fabric Mod Podge. I covered a rice jar I had with pieces of fabric that matched the colors in the medallion. Then I placed the medallion and covered the whole project with more Mod Podge. I used Krenik gold braid to finish the edge of the medallion and some flat braid for the top and bottom of the fabric “panel”. I use it to store coffee beans.

Becca's completed bean jar. The medallion is gorgeous!

Becca’s Beans. Becca decoupaged a glass jar with fabric scraps and an embroidered medallion.

What made you want to do this project? You came up with trying the technique and I was game. Even your craziest ideas haven’t led me too far astray yet!

Hey, what’s with the “yet”?

How did it go, and what did you think of the process? It was surprisingly easy and I love the result. Other than the embroidery, the project was done in a day.

What did you learn, and what advice would you offer to others who want to undertake something similar? Don’t be timid. You will be scared to death when you first start slapping glue on your precious embroidery. Start with something easily lost or replaced in case you aren’t happy.

Side view showing patchwork of decopaged scraps.

Decoupaged fabric patchwork. Aren’t the colors great? Remember, decoupage darkens fabrics.

How has the final product held up to use? I made this whenever you first came up with the idea. It has been years. The jar has been in constant use. I rinse the inside now and then, the outside has remained beautiful, if I do say so myself!I second that.

Is there something else you’d like to try with needlework decoupage? Or where would you like to go from here? I have a few small projects that might lend themselves to this.

We’ll look forward to seeing them!

What do you think? Are you game to try some decoupaged embroidery? Tell us . . . or, better yet, show us!

2 Responses to “Becca’s Decoupaged Embroidery”

  1. Wonderful use of the idea – love that the embroidery is out there to enjoy every day!

    March 23, 2015 @ 3:46 am
  2. Deb O

    Very cute!! Nice to have the confirmation that podged needlework will last with use!!! Thanks! 🙂

    November 14, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

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