Are you familiar with Home Alone? This cross stitch Christmas ornament is based on the now-classic film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas – ya filthy animal!
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 Christmas ornament definitely brings back some serious nostalgia and makes me laugh.
Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament
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.
Straighten the pattern inside your 3-inch embroidery hoop and trim off some of the excess fabric. Tighten the screw on top to make sure everything stays in place.
Fold over the edge of the cloth and hot glue it to the inside of the embroidery hoop. Try to keep the glue on the embroidery hoop so it doesn’t seep through to the front of the ornament.
Cut a circle of felt slightly larger than the inside of your embroidery hoop and hot glue it. This just covers up all of your stitches and makes the back of the ornament a little prettier.
Tie a piece of ribbon to the top of the embroidery hoop, and your ornament is done.
Hope you like this DIY Christmas ornament! Anyone who grew up watching this movie at Christmas time would appreciate it as a gift for sure. Ooh, or this would make a perfect white elephant gift too!
To see more crafts like this, visit my blog, Cutesy Crafts.