Here’s a tutorial to go with a cross stitch box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design. Products used in this review were provided by Pulsar.
Hello all! Today I have a Cross Stitch Tutorial for you! Here is what you will need:
Cross Stitch Box from Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design, found at Joanne Fabrics and Hobby Lobby
Cross Stitch Needle (I used size 22)
Embroidery Floss in 5 colors (I used Kreinik metallics)
Paint for box (I used Folk Art Color Shift)
Sponge paint brush.
First, paint the outside of the box. I find a sponge brush to be the best for this. Try not to get paint in the holes, but if you do, you can clean them out with a toothpick.
Once it’s dry, you’re ready to make your design. The box comes with some designs you can use, or you can create your own, or you can use mine, below.
Remember, when you are making your cross stitches, always make the first stitches going the same way. So if your first stitches go from top left to bottom right, they should always go from top left to bottom right. Be careful as you move your lid around as it will change the direction of your stitches. Make sure those first stitches are always the same. This will give you a more professional look.
If you want you can make a paper or felt liner for inside the lid, but it’s really just fine without one.
I really like the way the metallic thread looks! I know it’s just a simple geometric design, but sometimes simple is nice.
Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design has quite a few fun cross stitch bases. Here you can see just a few of them. Check out your local Joann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby to see what’s available to you!
I also made one of the cards. This was one of the designs that came with the cards. I really like it, there are 3 circles and 3 hearts, 1 each in white, tan, and black.
I love the cross stitch bases by Cross Stitch Style by 3birds Design. They are good quality and come with nice designs for those who do not want to design their own cross stitch. I certainly recommend checking them out for yourselves! You can find them on Facebook at 3 Birds Design, on Twitter @3birdstweet and on Instagram at 3birdsdesign.
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