Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament – A step by step guide
I love Christmas, Xmas or Chrimbo. It is one of those holidays that make you feel all warm inside (and if mother gets hold of the sherry again she will be warm again this year!)
The definition of a cross stitch Christmas ornament is an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part (many thanks Dictionary.com).
So your ornament might be something to go on the tree, a tree skirt, a tablecloth or runner, table mats napkins, a wall hanging and the list goes on and on.
The beauty of cross stitch Christmas ornaments is the fact that they are little heirlooms, that have their own little memories and funny stories ï¿½ the reason Bec and I love to do the tree together is because it makes us laugh and remember those little things that make us a mum and daughter team.
A Pendibulle is a quirky little idea that can make a perfect cross stitch Christmas ornament.
Here are some instructions (with piccies) so that you can make your own.
- A square piece of Aida (depending on how big you want your pendibulle ï¿½ I used a 5 inch by 5 inch)
- Polyfill, poly beads, old stockings
- Design which is suitable for corners (very important this one)
Step By Step Instructions to make your Cross stitch Christmas Ornament
3. Wash and iron if really creased.
4. Fold the square so it becomes a triangle with a motif at the bottom corner each side. Fold in and pinch with your fingers so it stays under the seam allowance (the bit of Aida that is the other side of your back stitch).
When you have closed about 75% of the edge, stuff the ornament with your filling – IMPORTANT – you only stuff the middle part not the ‘wings’. Close the seam totally .
6. Fold the wings up to the top and using two strands of thread sew them together, do not cut thread, take your ribbon fold in half and sew onto the wings join to form a hanger. I sewed a bead over the top of the join so you could not see it. I also attached a small green jingle bell at the bottom corner of my pendibulle. This is the back and the front is below.