Are you the type of person that looks at something and can see a totally different use for it? Well, clearly I am, and I’m sharing this fun repurposing of a perforated pizza tray into stitched wall art. I’ve spotted a bunch of other unusual items that incorporated stitching on them, and when I pulled out my pizza tray, I instantly thought it would be cool to try some super-sized stitching on it.
I thought I would write “I and U” with a heart shape in the middle as my Mom will be visiting for Mother’s Day and I thought she will appreciate the sentiment.
To plan out the design, I used colored straight sewing pins. I placed the pizza tray on my ottoman with a folded polar fleece blanket on top. It was fun to move the pins around and adjust the design. I should mention at this point that I bet kids would love this project. When teaching kids to sew, I have noticed that they love to arrange the pins in the pin cushion by color, so I bet this part will really be fun for them.
Once I had the pins arranged in the holes, I used a permanent marker to place a tiny dot next to each hole I wanted to stitch in. Then I removed all the pins.
These dots can be removed later with a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab.
I chose a variegated pink and purple yarn that I thought would contrast nicely with the metal of the pizza tray. The needle was a medium size so that I could get the yarn through the hole of the needle and it was small enough to fit through the holes of the pizza tray.
Along with the stitching of the letters and heart on the pizza tray, I made a pom pom for the top and a tassel for the bottom. They are attached with just a bit of tape.
I used a tiny nail to hang my Mother’s Day I “heart” U stitched pizza tray on the wall as it is very light.
I bet any mom would love to get something stitched on a pizza tray from a kid of any age!
Happy Mother’s Day to all!
Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements at SweaterSurgery.blogspot.com.
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