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.
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.