Stitch LEDs onto your needlepoint to add visual interest and enhance the scene. I'll show you how to add light-up fireflies to this frog embroidery. I use conductive thread to connect the battery, switch, and LEDs.

If you're having trouble finding some of the components for this project, you can purchase them as a kit from my store (six colors available).

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

carbon paper
wooden embroidery hoop
two LEDs
switch or snap
coincell battery
sewable battery holder
conductive thread
embroidery floss
regular thread

needlenose pliers
embroidery needle

If you want to get the high quality frog template design, you may download it for free here:

. I agree with uguy - excellent.
You go girl! Extremely well done ible. Love the design.
Nice! You got featured! What is conductive thread, anyways? Do you know where I can get cheap/bulk? -PKT
You can get it by the spool from Sparkfun or Lame Lifesaver. I prefer the latter, as it doesn't fray as much.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://sparkfun.com">http://sparkfun.com</a><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html">http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html</a><br/><br/>It's used industrially for producing fencing outfits, among other things.<br/>

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