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Topic: Embroidering a shipping box, because why not?  (Read 986 times)
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« on: July 11, 2012 08:33:53 PM »

I wanted to do some embroidery lately but didn't have any specific desire to do a hoop or decorate any of my clothes. Since I have to mail out my sister's birthday present, I thought, "Why not decorate the box?" I had just watched Jenny Hart's tutorial on embroidering on paper and figured it would apply to a cardboard box just the same. Working at the post office, more often than not the only stuff I ever really see personalized in the mailstream is stuff coming from jail inmates. Why should they be the only ones with the time to make a unique, pretty letter?

I chose a simple subject--Lumpy Space Princess from "Adventure Time"--and sketched it out on the box. Then, I used a tool to punch holes around my drawing evenly. I used six strands of floss and just a boring old backstitch, then shaded it with colored pencils. Now my box will be sure to get where it's going and my sister will see how much I cared! Cheesy





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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012 09:51:36 PM »

Oh, cool! I must remember this. What a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012 07:59:24 PM »

Oooh neat!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012 06:17:02 AM »

Ahahaha this is awesome!! I bet she will smile really big when she sees this!
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012 07:05:51 AM »

How clever!
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