Plastic canvas was a really popular material to work with back in the 1970s and 80s, but it has had a recent resurgence in popularity. It’s not hard to see why. These Plastic Canvas Craft Projects show you that it’s a versatile material that can be used in a wide variety of different ways.
It’s a simple craft and well-suited for beginners. One easy stitch is all that’s needed for most craft projects made with plastic canvas. Kids can even use blunt, plastic needles for them. We have rounded up some of our favorite plastic canvas crafts for you in this post. Take a look and let’s get crafty!
Plastic Canvas Craft Projects
You might be thinking, why plastic canvas? Couldn’t you just do embroidery or needlepoint on regular fabric or canvas? There are some advantages to plastic canvas.
With beginners, the holes are larger, and being more rigid, they tend to make for easier stitching. Also, because the canvas is stiffer, it’s easy to make three-dimensional craft projects from it that hold their shape well.
This Santa ornament is not just adorable, it’s a lot of fun too. If you squeeze his cheeks, his mouth will open up and you can hide a little candy or other goodie inside.
Beautiful bookmarks that any avid reader will love!
These make it easier for kids and adults alike to hold their playing cards during family game night.
Who would have thought you could make such a beautiful modern home decor item with plastic canvas?
Create a set of coasters for yourself or to give as a gift.
Practical, but pretty storage boxes make us far more inclined to keep our items cleaned up and organized.
How cool is this stitched book cover made from plastic canvas? For book lovers like us, this one is a must-have. It’s a great way to keep our cherished books protected.
Another pretty Christmas ornament option – we think this one would make a great gift topper too!
If you crochet or know someone who does, you need to make them one of these stitch marker cases!
Cover those plain, boring tissue boxes with something to match your decor.
Who would’ve thought that you can make something as beautiful as this with plastic canvas? Look how stunning the pattern is.
This is such a fun idea! Make a whole batch of them to give out at a sleepover.
This is a great way to collect those baby teeth and put them somewhere safe until the tooth fairy comes along to collect them.
Make some lovely buffalo plaid placemats to match your holiday decor!
If you have Barbie fans in your life, there are tons of patterns available for Barbie buildings and furniture, like this one for making Barbie chairs out of plastic canvas.
Don’t you just love these fun beginner craft projects? Once you get started with making plastic canvas crafts, you’re going to want to make even more!