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Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament from Home Alone

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!

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY ornament is based on the now classic Christmas 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.

DIY Cross Stitch 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
  • Ribbon
  • Free cross stitch pattern
  • Scissors
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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.

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY ornament is based on the now classic Christmas film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas - ya filthy animal!

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.

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY ornament is based on the now classic Christmas film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas - ya filthy animal!

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.

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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.

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Tie a piece of ribbon to the top of the embroidery hoop, and your ornament is done.

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY Christmas ornament is based on the now classic film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas - ya filthy animal!

Hope you like this cross stitch 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!

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY ornament is based on the now classic Christmas film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas - ya filthy animal!
Yield: 1 ornament

Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament

Are you familiar with Home Alone? This DIY ornament is based on the now classic Christmas film! Have fun stitching, and Merry Christmas - ya filthy animal!

Learn how to make a cross stitch ornament with a cute Christmas theme.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Thread your needle with two strands of floss together.
  2. Put your Aida cloth in the 6" embroidery hoop and cross stitch the pattern. Do the stitches in rows, starting with the top row.
  3. Straighten the pattern inside the 3" embroidery hoop and trim off some of the excess fabric with scissors. Tighten the screw on top.
  4. Fold over the edge of the cloth and hot glue to the inside of the embroidery hoop.
  5. Cut a circle of felt slightly larger than the inside of your embroidery hoop and hot glue it to cover the stitches.
  6. Tie a piece of ribbon to the top of the embroidery hoop to finish.

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Did you enjoy making this cross stitch Christmas ornament? I’d love for you to check out these other handmade ornaments:

ALM

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

I just watched this movie last night for the first time in years and I had forgotten how funny it is. LOL, I may just have to stitch up some of these over new years.

Katie @ Mountain Modern Life

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Oh my gosh I freakin' love this! Nothing like an ornament to make you giggle and reminisce about one of the best Christmas movies ever.

Paige

Friday 27th of November 2015

This craft is so fun and cute! I've never cross stitched anything before but I definitely want to try! Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

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