Needlepoint Pencil Cup

A metal pencil cup from IKEA had the perfect surface for a needlepoint sampler - so I thought I'd give it a try.

I picked up this pencil cup in the desk accessories section of IKEA (DOKUMENT $2.99 2/pack).

I used yarn. Just thread your needle and use the openings in the mesh to guide your design.

Satin stitch.

With a simple design like this - you could easily use this as a Halloween craft for kids. This spider is made from straight stitches.

Drop a candle inside for an interesting option. Kids love to give their crafts as gifts - this would be perfect for Mom.

Here’s a link to IKEA for the DOKUMENT pencil cup.

Comments (7):

  1. Susan L

    October 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm


  2. Kim {ShopKim on Etsy}

    October 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Very cute idea! I’m going to keep my eyes out for something like that.

    • camilla

      November 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Susan, That is great!!! I love it – thanks so much for sharing the link. Take care, C

  3. Pamela

    November 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I have this same item but in a waste basket from Walmart.
    I use pretty smelling 4gal bags in it so i could really do something like this to match the bathroom. Love the idea thanks a bunch.

  4. Kim Kruse

    November 21, 2011 at 8:56 am

    So clever! I just bought a bunch of these for the work stations in my sewing studio to hold little bits of thread. They would look so much cuter with a little bit of embroidery. Thanks for the inspiration! P.S. I saw your project featured on the CRAFT website.

  5. tec1964

    March 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    wow, who knew you could do that, just wonderful. I am going to try this for my girl scout troop

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