This is the first of a set of cross stitch christmas tree ornaments inspired by the classic Candy Cane Colours, Red, White & Green. The snow flakes are on red or green backgrounds.
This set would also be very effective on a light blue or navy back grounds for a completely different effect. They could also be easily adapted if you want to do any other colour theme for your tree.
DMC Embroidery Floss:
14 Count Aida Cloth:
Click the download button and print the counted cross stitch pattern for this ornament. Embroider using Standard Counted Cross Stitch Technique.
This is the quickest finishing method I've used so far. I trimmed the aida so that there were Four stitch rows past the edge of the finished design, and the removed the threads from the outside Three rows leaving one row in place around the edge.
I then cut a matching piece for the backing fraying it in exactly the same way. I then tacked the front and back together, with a few running stitches in each corner.
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