Dazzling Chandelier Project

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Eve is here tomorrow and in a few days, students are back at school.  Gearing up to show off their holiday gifts and perhaps jazz up their school lockers.

Today I’d like to share a great project perfect for adding some dazzle to your New Years Eve tablescape and decor. These dazzling chandeliers can also adorn a locker or college dorm, perfect for the student who wants to add some sparkle to their school year. Pink and Silver Chandelier 72dpi 4in wide

These Dazzling Chandeliers are simple to make using-DMC Embroidery Floss, beads, craft foam and general craft supplies.  For extra bling, add some rhinestones, jewelry findings or sequins.  The final piece produces a chandelier that is light enough to hang from a magnetic hook.Pink and Silver Chandelier 72dpi 4in wide 2

Personalize the chandelier by selecting your favorite colors of thread and beads.  Enlarge the chandelier template and create a larger one to hang in your favorite room.

Download the full PDF directions by clicking below.

DMC Dazzling Chandelier Directions

Think boho chic, shabby and sweet, bold and colorful, gilded golds and silver brights! I’d love to see what you create!



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New Years Eve Countdown

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The New Years Eve Countdown begins.  Once we wrap up 2014 and tuck it away in our memory box, we can embrace for a whole new year of creativity and inspiration.  I’m so excited to prep for a brand new year, 2015 is going to be a blast.

When I think of New Years Eve, I envision some glitter, glitz, and dazzling glow.  Navy’s, silvers and gilded golds. Popping colors and confetti adding to the night. I started combing around for some inspiration in which you could use DMC floss, yarns and accessories.  il_570xN.249902598

I fell in love with these Embroidered Watches found on Oh Sweet Babies –  These beauties consist of embroidered faces in whimsical styles and are created by Metal et Linnen. Perfect if you’re looking for a creative way to incorporate a little embroidery into your jewelry.  

Adding some stitching to your jewelry turns something from plain to dazzling in seconds like this take on Friendship Bracelets by Material Therapy.  These fabulous friendship bracelets are made with floss, threads and jewels. Very boho chic. a16f681c7a69431ce26638d2bfcbc7d2

After searching for more dazzling floss jewelry inspiration, I came across this Tiny Tassel Bracelet project over at Mazie Hutton - if you love tassels, then you will love this fun project made using DMC floss and jewelry findings.  I love this project just so festive.DSC_0094

The jewelry making doesn’t stop here.  Here is another floss jewelry project you will love. Hardware Store Bracelets on Thanks I Made It -I love the mix of hardware and DMC floss.  Such a clever way to unite two mediums together.DIY_hardware_store_bracelets_3

All these projects are fun and flirty. Perfect accessories to add just the right sparkle to your New Years Eve wardrobe or any outfit waiting for some pizzazz! 








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Santa’s On His Way

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Its Christmas Eve and Santa is on his sleigh with Rudolph leading the way.  He’s waiting to bring additional holiday surprise to kids and adults everywhere.

Before Santa comes family and friends are hosting parties and gathering around tables to eat and be merry.  Here are some quick last minute ideas to jazz up your table settings and Santa’s midnight plate of cookies.wreath 8a small

Tiny Floss Wreaths- Lightening quick little holiday wreaths that add a touch of holiday cheer to your holiday tables. Make some as place card attachments for your holiday table guests or attach to gifts.  Made from DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss and plastic rings. Tiny Floss Wreaths Project Sheet

GingerbreadFolkOrnaments3web (1)Give Santa a surprise by his plate of cookies with these cute Gingerbread Folk ornaments- Make one, two or a whole baker’s dozen for Santa’s helpers!  Creating with DMC Memory Thread makes decorating a breeze. Gingerbread Folk Ornaments Project Sheet Thread Trim Gifts small

Gift Trim Ideas- Make sure all your gifts are wrapped, trimmed and decorated. Here’s some super fast and glitzy gift trim and embellishment ideas using DMC Threads.  Its A Wrap Project Sheet

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Christmas.  May it be filled with joy! Thank you for making DMC apart of your creative world. Happy Holidays from everyone at DMC!


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Whimsical Felt Ornaments

Monday, December 22, 2014

The best part of the holidays besides giving gifts is making holiday heirlooms for the Christmas tree.  Every year I get excited to create new ornaments for our tree.

Today I grabbed some inspiration from our DMC France Blog If you love creating with felt and threads, then you will love this whimsical holiday felt ornament project from DMC France.



If you want to create your own set of these whimsical felt ornaments here are the supplies and directions you will need.


  • White and brown felt
  • A pair of scissors
  • An embroidery needle
  • DMC Metallic Pearl Cotton in gold color (5282)

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1. Photocopy the template and cut the pattern out.  Lay the pattern onto the felt and cut the pieces into felt. (see step 1). whimsical felt pattern

2. Then assemble the felt pieces. Place the smaller brown felt piece onto the larger white felt piece.  Stitch eyes and nose onto the piece using the metallic pearl cotton thread, using a cross stitch. (see step 2)

3. With metallic pearl cotton thread, embroider edging around the white felt piece using a close whip stitch. (see steps 3 & 4)

4. Fill in the details of the antlers with more metallic pearl cotton thread using a back stitch. (see steps 5-8)

5. Add a tassel made from the remaining metallic pearl cotton to the bottom center of the felt ornament.

whimsical felt step by step

Click here for an index of DMC stitches to help you with your projects.

Your projects can include additional stitches and colors, personalized to fit your holiday tree.  We are always looking for fresh ideas and would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Holidays!



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The Holiday Marketplace

Friday, December 19, 2014

Still looking for last minute gift ideas for the creative person on your list?  Well look no further – Introducing the new DMC Holiday Marketplace!  DMC Holiday Marketplace

The new DMC Holiday Marketplace is your one stop shop for beautiful kits and specialty craft supplies for all your holiday gifting and project needs.  

How about a glimpse inside the marketplace?  Just grab a cuppa and let’s go.  Our first stop begins with Holiday Stockings – add to your holiday decorations with a set of festive Christmas stockings.  These stocking are just too fabulous, a must have for your holiday decor. 


Our next stop begins inside the Unique Kits Section of the Holiday Marketplace – no holiday can be complete without some holiday crafting.  I can’t remember a single holiday where I wasn’t creating something special for a family member or friend.  

Inside this section you can find a variety of unique kits such as tea towels and mason jar sewing kits.  I’m totally smitten over the Festive Birds of Paradise tea towel kit. TTKIT01_01

Have some little ones waiting to shine this holiday season?  Then visit the products inside Ready to Stitch.

Don’t have time left to create a holiday project?  Well how about buying something handmade inside our Artisan Handmade?  When you buy something handmade you are buying an original, one of a kind work of art and supporting the handmade movement. 

Inside the Artisan Handmade section you will find some amazing items such as these baseball rhinestone cuffs created from vintage or game used authentic baseballs, rhinestone brooches, and DMC threading. BBRCPLTS_02

Now that you have finished shopping, creating and decorating, you have to wrap.   If you are like me then you love to jazz up your gifts with unique gift wrap.  When I receive a gift that’s wrapped so beautifully I get excited and inspired just like I did when I saw these presents wrapped in DMC threads, cute tags and embellis.

Are you excited and inspired yet?  There’s still time left to create and buy for the special ones on your list.  Presents with Thread






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Wonderful Winter Roundup

Friday, December 19, 2014

Embroidered Gift Wrap on Lines AcrossWell, the holiday season shows no signs of slowing – every day I see a new inspiring project you can use your DMC floss with!

How about this fabulous Embroidered Gift Wrap on Lines Across – if you’re looking for a creative way to wrap a gift this would be absolutely perfect for a crafty person in your life!

All you’ll need is kraft paper, some ribbon, and your favorite floss colors!

Rustic Snowflakes on Little Things Bring SmilesI adore these Rustic Snowflakes on Little Things Bring Smiles – if you have leftover bits of greenery from wreath making, or even an overabundance of twigs in your yard – these are adorable and gorgeous!

I love the use of colored buttons and twine – of course I think a nice bright pop of thread would be lovely, too – like some DMC pearl cotton or some of our metallic threads.

Free Table Topper Pattern on LillyellaThere’s something about the holiday season – I just can’t get enough patchwork – and this Free Table Topper Pattern on Lillyella fits the bill.

I love the bright colors used on this piece and the lovely effect of the white blanket stitch in DMC pearl cotton.

Do Not Open Free Cross Stitch Pattern on Cuore e BatticuoreHow lovely is this Do Not Open Free Cross Stitch Pattern on Cuore e Batticuore – I love the idea of using these little stitches as a gift tag – it makes a beautiful keepsake for those very special gifts.

The pattern is in 3 languages – Italian, English, and French – so it’s a great way to share with your international friends, too!

Free Angel Pattern on Gettysburg HomesteadAnd how about this Free Angel Pattern on Gettysburg Homestead – the free pattern includes all the DMC floss colors you’ll need.

I think this pattern would look fabulous on a dark background as well – a Navy blue Aida cloth would be beautiful!


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