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I really haven’t been as crafty as I normally am this year. With being back teaching and the constant work needed to keep up the blog. My crafty side has slipped. But Christmas always compels me to make something. I so wanted to get my cross stitch back on. It’s the perfect winter crafty activity. So I designed 70 new Christmas cross stitch patterns, which are free to print. To make up some new projects with.
These are perfect for Christmas ornaments and cards. I used the Scandi inspired snowflake to make a card and think I’ll do a whole series of them. They would also look great stitched onto linen napkins for a red and white table setting.
They are such easy Christmas cross stitch patterns that you could happily get the kids involved in making some gifts for Christmas. The boys loved the little key ring, I made using the robin design. So we’ll stitch up a few more for teachers and T.A’s this year. So easy to make, once the pattern is stitched just trim to size and fit inside the plastic keyring case, then the front presses on and you have a really professional finish.
How about tags? I always make gift tags for my presents. Luggage labels with a frayed edge cross stitch mounted on are so simple to make and yet they look so lovely.
If you’re felling inspired to get your Christmas cross stitch on. You can find all the patterns I used in my makes plus lots more in this ebooklet.
I’ve also played around with mounting them in mini hoops. Which I’m hoping to make a display of, with lots grouped together.
My final make and the one I am most proud of is the Christmas pudding covered button. Who knew they could be so cute! I just have to stitch up a set and any top can be instantly transformed into a festive outfit.
If you fancy making your own covered buttons, I have a great tutorial. Or if you’ve stumbled on this page, having never cross stitch before. I recommend to take a look at my beginners guide to cross stitch.