This was my third and easiest cross stitch. I searched for a snowflake pattern and came across this article from Good Housekeeping with a cute and very simple pattern.
I “framed” it in the hoop and tied a red ribbon on top to make it a Christmas ornament. It works up very quickly and I think it’s adorable. I would definitely recommend this if you like to cross stitch and are short on ornaments for your own tree or homemade Christmas gifts for friends and family.
I finished my other two cross stitch projects by putting them in frames. I wasn’t too sure how to make this look finished inside the hoop. I couldn’t find too much in the way of instructions online either so I just winged it. I cut the Aida cloth as close to the hoop as I could. Then I placed a piece of red fabric under the hoop with the cross stitch design facing up. I traced around the hoop onto the fabric with a fabric pen. I cut the fabric out along the line with scissors. I put a small amount of fabric glue on top of the edge of the Aida cloth that was sticking up on the back then I placed the fabric circle on top of that. After I was sure it was dry, I used scissors again to cut out any pieces of red fabric that hung over the edge and could be seen from the front. I think an X-Acto knife is the solution for getting a perfect circle but since it’s just the back of the ornament I feel fine with how it turned out using this method.