Stitch a mini wreath and make it into a fun festive hanging! This design is one of a series of quick Christmas cross stitch patterns by Rhona Norrie for last minute cross stitch gifts, cards and tags to make in the count down to 25th December.
You can find more quick and easy Christmas cross stitch patterns in Rhona Norrie’s Design Library feature in The World of Cross Stitching issue 249. Find the ful set in The World of Cross Stitching app for Google Play or Apple Newstand!
How to make cross stitch Christmas baubles
Cut our stitched piece leaving a 1.5cm (½in) seam allowance all the way around.
Cut a coordinating backing fabric to the same size, using your cut-out stitched piece as a template.
Fold your ribbon or cord in half to create a loop. Ours uses cord made with the Kreinik Custom Corder. Pin the ends of your cord at the top of the stitched piece, making sure the loop lies downwards.
Pin together front and back pieces with right sides facing and the loop tucked inside. Machine- or hand-stitch with a 1cm (¼in) seam allowance, leaving a small gap at the bottom. Turn through and press.
Fill your decoration firmly with wadding, then slip stitch the gap closed for a neat finish.