I made this little bird cross stitch for the Ongoing Wish Swap in August. I love making little cross stitches and putting them into old canning rings. Canning is another of my loves, so I find it a great way to use up rings that I can no longer use. I cut out a circle of foam core board, spray glue on some fabric, push in to hold the cross stitch into place. To keep it all there, I hot glued some trim along the inside.
Never have I ever heard of using canning rings, but this is brilliant! The pattern is super cute as well
Very cute and love the idea of a canning lid for the hoop
This so so sweet. Beautiful.
Such a smart idea! It is so sweet.
So cute! A lovely little birdie.
I also really love the idea of using a canning ring instead of a small hoop. Nice way to re-use something that had already served its purpose. It makes a sweet, vintage frame for your lovely little bird. He looks happy in his house.
What a happy little bird! And a great re-use for the canning ring!
The idea of a canning ring is brilliant.
This little guy lives at my house now! I love birds and have a collection of them from various swaps…each is unique and special! The stitches are so tiny and perfect…x-stitch is not one of my strengths, but I love it! I was going to hang him on my Christmas tree, but, heck, so cute that I am going to keep him out in my crafting room all year!
Thanks for a cutie…and I agee…the canning lid frame is very resourceful and adds a bit of vintage feel!
This is adorable! My grandmother used to make little cross-stitch pieces and put them into milk lids and use the rings to secure them. This has inspired me to maybe try doing that myself.
OMG this is so so cute!