Stitches of Light and More

Crochet, plastic canvas, wreaths and more

Assembling a plastic canvas box, part 1

One of my first projects after starting back with plastic canvas was a coaster set in a box. Assembling the box gave me such a headache! After a few sets,I finally found a great method. Some of you might already have figured this out or have an even better way, but I figured I would share just in case. This is my first tutorial, so I hope this works well!

To begin, I have all my individual pieces already sewn, just waiting to be joined.


Line up a side with the main piece. Leave a bit of a tail, which will be stitched over. Whip stitch all the way down the side, joining the two pieces.


Repeat the process for the remaining sides.


Whenever your yarn starts to run out, leave a bit of tail and begin the new yarn just as you did in the beginning, this time stitching over both tails.



Here is the box with all the sides attached. In my next tutorial, I will finish the bottom of the box by joining the corners and the edging.


Happy stitching!

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Showering Gifts

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Proud to be an American

With the first of our patriotic holidays coming up in a few weeks, I thought I would take a moment and highlight some of the cute projects that have been done with plastic canvas and wreaths.

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These make for some festive doors!

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Here are 2 tissue covers done with plastic canvas.

Finally, here is a coaster set done in plastic canvas.

In God We Trust Coasters

These items (plus others!) are available for purchase, through either my Etsy or Facebook page.

Do you have a favorite project that you do to show your red, white and blue pride?

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Toy frog


Isn’t he the cutest? I found this free pattern on and of course my little one wanted me to give it a try since he loves frogs! This was my first project using decreases. It wasn’t near as hard as I expected! There are many other cute patterns on their website, so I will definitely be trying some more. I have some great ideas for using these critters :). What is your favorite item to crochet?


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