What they are is totally adorable, but painstaking. When I made these I was still single and had no kids. In other words I had WAY more time to play with than I do now. Would I do them again? Maybe, because they are that cute. But I’d have to start in JULY! Grin.
Here’s how I made them:
- Find the mini cookie cutters. I found mine at a candy supply store.
- Find a cross stitch pattern that will fit inside the cookie cutters or design your own. I had a pattern but for the life of me I can’t find it now.
- Stitch your pattern on Aida cloth. I normally use linen or some type of even weave fabric when I stitch. But for these ornaments I wanted the extra stiffness that Aida provides.
- Trace the cookie cutter on to the Aida cloth and cut it out.
- Mount the Aida cloth to some very thin cardboard or thick card stock.
- Glue some pretty fabric or scrapbook paper to the other side of the cardboard
- Make sure the cardboard sandwich will fit snugly in the cookie cutter. Adjust as necessary.
- Put some glue on the out side edge of the cardboard sandwich and slide it into the cookie cutter.
- Put some ribbon on the cookie cutter and
then go have a drinkyou are done.
Ornament countdown links:
- Day 10 – Cross Stitch Pillow Ornaments
- Day 9 – Mini Quilt Block Ornaments
- Day 8 – Wooden Bird houses Ornaments
- Day 7 – Marbled Glass Ball Ornaments
- Day 5 – Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
- Day 4 – Painted Plaster Santas & Houses
- Day 3 – Fused Glass Ornaments
- Day 2 – Stamped Image in a Glass Ball Ornament
- Day 1 – Handprint Snowmen Ornaments