As a child of the 80s/90s, I grew up watching Home Alone. I would always imagine setting up traps inside of my house if bad guys ever tried to get in. Haha! If you aren’t familiar with the film, you must go watch it! It’s a Christmas classic! This cross stitch DIY ornament definitely brings back some serious nostalgia and makes me laugh.
To make your own cross stitch DIY ornament you’ll need:
- red 14 count Aida cloth
- 3-inch embroidery hoop
- white embroidery floss and embroidery needle
- hot glue gun
- felt scrap
- free cross stitch pattern
Put your Aida cloth in an embroidery hoop and cross stitch the pattern. I used a slightly larger embroidery hoop than the one I bought for the ornament, so I didn’t have to worry about stitching too close to the edges. When you cross stitch, it’s best to do the stitches in rows. Start on the left side of the row and make half of the “X”. When you finish that row, go the opposite direction and make the other half of the “X”. Start with the top row and move down. Embroidery floss comes in a strand made of of six smaller strands. I used two small strands for this. That’s just a basic rundown, so make sure to look up how to cross stitch if you’ve never done it before.