What to Do With Those Extra AppliquesBy Tameko Barnette – 22 Comments
One of the most fun things to do with crochet is making appliqués. Whether it’s a beautiful little flower or a pair of bells, we just love to look at them and most of all, we love to create them.
However, there are times when we can make a few too many appliqués and we’re not sure what to do with all of them. Especially, if the crochet sweater or the crochet dish towel have reached their appliqué quota.
Here are a few ideas on what to do with those extra appliqués:
1. Make Bookmarks. Now, this may sound a little complicated but it’s not at all. All you have to do is make a chain of about 20 or 30 chains depending on the size of the books. Then, tie it or sew it to the back of your appliqué.
2. Sew Them Together. You can sew your extra appliqués together to make a nice, super cute mix and match scarf or headwrap. When you sew them together from side to side. It’s a unique and fun way to create something completely new with them.
3. Make Magnets. There are some stores that sell the stripes of magnet with adhesive on the back. You can cut off the size that’s appropriate for the appliqué and put it on the back to make a nice refrigerator magnet.
Oh, here’s a bonus idea for you. Use your extra appliqués as wall decorations. If you have some small nails and wall space. Hang them up to add some extra style and fun to your home décor.
Once you get rolling with these ideas, I’m sure more of them will start pouring in.
Do you have ideas on using extra appliqués? Leave a comment and let us know your creative ideas.