5 More Finishing Ideas for Your Cross Stitch Project

In this post, I am sharing 5 more finishing ideas for your cross stitch project.

I have another, older post that I wrote with 5 different ideas in:

  1. A cross stitch lampshade
  2. A canvas frame
  3. Cross stitch on clothes
  4. A cross stitch banner
  5. A cross stitch mug cosy

You can head here to read about those ideas too.

Finishing Ideas for Your Cross Stitch Project

1. A Cross Stitch Bookmark

This is one of my favourite makes of 2020. probably because it’s so easy and quick and you know I love those kinds of projects. But it’s also great for using up scraps of aida and you don’t need many tools or materials to make one.

cross-stitch-corner-bookmark

The type of bookmark I made was a corner one so it sits on the corner pages of your book. I actually got the idea because we saw kids paper ones on Pinterest and I made some princess ones with my 3-year-old. Then I thought I would try with cross stitch. It took a few goes but I share 2 ways to make them. One is with a sewing machine and the other is not.

quick-corner-bookmark

And they can actually double up as a little gift card pouch if you change the layout from the top corner to the bottom.

2. Cross Stitch Rocket Wall Hanging

This is something I now have up in my 6-year-olds room but I used the design from the 2020 Galaxy Stitch-a-Long.

boy-holding-rocket

I basically got some black felt, cut out a rocket shape from red glitter felt and glued everything together. Yes, I use a glue gun on my aida. I’ve never had a problem with it changing the colour or anything, but obviously be careful and if you have a good sewing machine you can use one. Mine wouldn’t go through the glitter felt as well as the other layers.

3. A Cross Stitch Storage Hoop

Ahh, I love this one. I used to make fabric storage/pocket hoops back at the start of Hannah Hand Makes. I love hanging them on the wall to store pens, rulers scissors etc in.

hoop hung up
Mine has a lot more than this in now!

I have lots already hanging around my home and I was thinking hmm why don’t I turn the front pocket into a cross stitch design? So that’s what I did.

And I also added some felt flowers on and share a video on how to make them in the tutorial post. You can also find the pattern I used for this hoop for free on that post too.

4. A Cross Stitch Clock

The other day my 6-year-old comes over and asks to look at the back of my cross stitch clock at where the battery goes. So I showed him and he was like ” but how did you do that, you should be on the T.V. showing how you made that”. It was so cute and really what better praise?!

cross-stitch-clock-pattern

Again, this was another one with lots of testing. I had the design on my dining room table with the clock hands on top and every hour I would go and check to make sure it was actually showing the right time.

But I love it now. It’s a bit of an autumny type of pattern; I meant to make a summery one too but not had a chance for that yet. I like to swap out the wall decor in my home as seasons change, including my clock.

5. A Cross Stitch Advent Calendar

My kids are allergic to dairy so advent calendars are not only a pain to find but if you do find one they’re about 3x the price of a non-dairy calendar. So making an advent calendar was so fun for them and I filled it up with lego pieces.

Also, it’s reusable! I love anything reusable – I’m that person who used cloth nappies.

This tutorial is actually inside a stitch along from Christmas 2020; it was too much to share in photos. You can still join the SAL though at any time though.

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4 thoughts on “5 More Finishing Ideas for Your Cross Stitch Project”

  1. This is perfect! I was looking for a simple cross stitch project for my book-loving friend so a bookmark is such a great idea… I can’t wait to start!

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