Monday, September 10, 2012

Cute Cat Magnet Plastic Canvas Craft

This is my very first plastic canvas craft using yarn. I adapted it from a kit pattern and I love how it looks on our refrigerator. Most especially because you can't see the mangled back side of it.

Plastic canvas lessons learned:
  • You count the bars not the holes/boxes when trying to follow a plastic canvas craft pattern
  • It's better to work an area at a time than to go back and forth and wind up with a tangled yarn mess
  • If I ever have another tangled yarn mess on the back (likely as I'm still a newbie at this) I could cut a piece of blank canvas before finishing and sew it to the back part of the front piece to hide the mistakes before applying the magnet strip (thanks Kelly!)
  • It really is better to keep your yarn strings to manageable lengths because it gets really tangled if your piece is too long
Do you do plastic canvas? Do you have an tips or lessons learned to share? I'd love to hear them! I thought this was a really fun project and I look forward to doing more plastic canvas crafts in the future. Happy crafting!


  1. So cute! The one thing I don't like about my stainless steel frig -- can't put magnets on it.

    1. Thank you Pam! Bet your kitchen is beautiful though :-)


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