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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

learning the basics of home septic systems

2 Creative Ways To Use Your Leftover Embroidery Thread

Matthew Young

When it comes to remodeling your home, incorporating embroidered items into your new interior design can be beneficial. Whether you are creating embroidered pillows, an embroidered wall hanging, or crafting embroidered linens, you will likely have some thread leftover once your home improvement project is complete.

Here are two unique and creative ways that you can put that leftover embroidery thread to use in the future.

1. Make some string and nail art.

If you need some more original art pieces to hang in your home, then your supply of leftover embroidery thread can provide the answers. String art has become popular among homeowners in recent years, and you have the ability to customize your artwork using a stained piece of wood, some nails, and colorful embroidery thread.

Use the nails to spell out a word or outline a shape by hammering them into the piece of stained wood. Weave the embroidery thread between the nails to fill in the space inside of each letter or shape. You can use a single thread color for a monochromatic look, or you can use multiple colors to create an ombre effect.

2. Create a colorful dream catcher.

Young homeowners often want to create a Bohemian vibe within their homes. You can easily accomplish this task by using a homemade dream catcher to decorate your  newly remodeled space. All you need is an embroidery hoop, spray paint, and some leftover embroidery thread.

Separate the hoop into halves, then spray paint with a metallic color to lend an air of sophistication and elegance to your finished craft. Once the spray paint is dry, tie the embroidery thread around the top of one half of the hoop. Move a few inches to the right of your first knot and tie a second knot around the edge of the hoop. Repeat this pattern until you have woven embroidery thread around the entire hoop.

Repeat by tying another knot in the middle of each existing knot, working until you are satisfied with the design inside the hoop. Reattach the two halves of the embroidery hoop, hang some feathers or beads from the bottom if you want, and display your new dream catcher in your home.

Finding ways to put your leftover embroidery thread to good use doesn't have to be challenging. If you're interested in learning other ways embroidery is used, contact a company like C & E Imprinted Sportswear that focuses on clothing embroidery.