Add a slice of sweet to your decor with Summer Fruit Cross Stitch Coasters
One of the best things about summer is all the fresh fruit. While berries, like strawberries and blackberries, are often my favorite, you can’t forget watermelons, oranges, and all the other types of fruit.
But what if you don’t have the greenest thumb? Not to worry, this fruit craft doesn’t require any gardening skills. I’ve shared crochet patterns for fruit before, this fruit is all about cross stitching on cork coasters.
This summer celebrate your favorite fruits by stitching up some fruity summer coasters. Entertaining never looked so sweet!
Cross Stitch Coasters
Clearly, cork coasters don’t have any kind of grid on them conducive to cross-stitching. So the first step to create one. I traced one of the coasters onto a sheet of poster board and cut it out. Then I drew a grid with the spaces about 1/4″ apart. Once my template was drawn I used a small hole punch to punch out all the holes.
With the holes of my template punched out, I could lay the template on top of each coaster and use a marker to mark all of the dots. Lifting up the template and I created a grid on top of each of my cork coasters.
Then it was time for the stitching. I free-handed all of my fruits. In addition to a needle and embroidery floss I also used a thimble and a pair of needle nosed pliers. The thimble and pliers helped push and pull the needle through the cork. You could do it without those tools but it made my fingers tired pretty quickly.
I made a set of four different fruits: apple, pineapple, orange, and watermelon. Create an entire set of just one fruit or mix and match like I did. These would make great hostess gifts for a summer get together.