Linen Scraps up for Grabs

Hello and Happy New Year! We have had an amazing Christmas and sold the most linen crackers this year to date. That means that we have lots of strips of linen hanging around that could be the start of a fantastic new craft project for someone.

Cutting mat with rotary cutter and linen scraps

Trimming the edges off our Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers creating quite a few scraps

We usually take all of our fabric scraps to the local charity shops so they can be recycled, but after a conversation with a friend, who wanted strips of scrap fabric to make a Christmas garland with her daughter, it seemed there was more life in all the left over linen yet.

After a quick look on Pinterest, we found quite a few exciting projects that would make use of the fabric, including fabric wreaths, roses and baubles. Take a look below to see what we found.

A selection of baubles made from scraps of linen fabric

Some of the Christmas decorations I found on Pinterest

There are a few options for Christmas decorations that can be made with the scraps. They can be turned into a pom pom bauble like the ones on the Dear Lillie Blog, wrapped around a foam ball and finished with twine to hang, or cut into squares and stacked to make a mini pine tree as on the Country Living Website.

A selection of garlands made from scraps of linen fabric

Inspiration for garlands found on Pinterest

Alternatively, create a garland by tying the scraps along a thread, cutting into mini flags and sewing along some twine, or ruching with ribbon to hang along the fireplace like the fantastic example on the Beautiful Nest Blog.

Fabric roses made from strips of linen

Examples of fabric flowers found on Pinterest

These fabric roses are beautiful with a few extra beads and leaves of lace. They would make a great brooch or add to wedding favours for a shabby chic touch, like these up-cycled tin cans on the Red Chandelier Blog.

Linen tags, a wreath made from linen scraps and an embroidery hoop with scraps decorated with stitches

Linen tags, a ruched fabric wreath and abstract embroidery found on Pinterest

And if you are a bit fed up of Christmas by now, you could always make an Easter wreath and add some little eggs or flowers for a special touch. Or if you are feeling really creative, get out the embroidery threads and experiment with some mark making.

Strips of linen with measurements

Linen scraps after trimming from the cracker edges

We have quite a few kilos of scraps, so if anyone would like some it is free to collect or just pay £2.90 for postage of two kilogram (UK only). The measurements above are approximate with some thicker and thinner pieces, but the lengths are all standard. Follow the link to our Etsy shop to purchase, or email us on sales@katesprostondesign.com and we will be happy to help.

Oh, and we would love to see what you come up with so feel free to send us a photo. Enjoy the New Year everyone!

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