Monday, 28 November 2022

Cross stitch felt snowflake bunting

Recently I shared my free pattern for some cross stitch snowflakes, and today I'm sharing a project that I made using some of these designs - some felt and cross stitch snowflake bunting.

Christmas bunting with felt and cross stitch snowflakes

For this project I used some green felt from my stash, but I think that it would also look really good with red felt. In fact there are all sorts of different colour schemes that you could use! My circles measure approximately 6cm across. For each bauble you need to cut out a complete circle, a circular frame with the same diameter, and a circle of cross stitch fabric which is slightly smaller in diameter. I used 14 count Aida fabric for my snowflakes.

Felt and aida circles cut ready for Christmas bunting craft

Stitch a snowflake into the centre of each piece of cross stitch fabric. Make sure that the snowflake is centred by folding the fabric slightly to find the middle. 

Cross stitch and felt snowflake bunting Christmas craft

Then place the cross stitch fabric between the felt front and back pieces and stitch around the outside. I used a blanket stitch as I like how it looks, you can find an easy blanket stitch tutorial here (video).

Cross stitch snowflake and felt Christmas baubles

I made eight cross stitch circles in total. Then I used some silver ribbon from my stash to turn them into bunting. The ribbon is sewn across the back of the circles - I tried several different ways of attaching the ribbon until I found one that I liked the look of!

Christmas bunting with felt and cross stitch snowflakes

I've hung the bunting above my fireplace for now but when the rest of the Christmas decorations come out I will probably move it to my bookshelves as it's quite light and delicate and will get lost amongst my Christmas fireplace d├ęcor!

You can find the cross stitch pattern for the snowflakes here - Free simple cross stitch snowflake designs and patterns.

Christmas cross stitch snowflakes and felt bunting

This cross stitch snowflake craft is one of several projects that I've made using my free snowflake designs. You might also like to have a go at my cross stitch snowflake embroidery hoop which is a simple yet effective Christmas craft.

Cross stitch snowflake embroidery hoop

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