Metallic perforated paper and metallic embroidery floss combine for glittery effect in these cross stitch snowflakes. They are quick and easy to stitch, and would make lovely glimmery ornaments or shimmery gift toppers. Here's how to make them.
- Metallic perforated paper in silver and gold
- DMC Light Effects metallic embroidery floss in Precious Metals
- Beeswax or thread conditioner (optional)
- Size 24 tapestry needle
- Small sharp paper scissors or cutting knife
Use the chart above to stitch the snowflakes on the perforated paper using two strands of metallic floss. For tips on stitching with metallic thread, see this blog post.
Try mixing and matching metal tones for different effects. You can also use plain embroidery floss instead of the metallic, or substitute in colorful metallics for a brighter look.
When you are done stitching, cut along the lines shown in the chart to finish the snowflake. You can use small sharp scissors intended for paper. (Don't use your embroidery scissors here because the paper will dull the blades.) I like using a craft knife for even more control.
Leave the back unfinished, or cover with a piece of scrapbook paper cut to size and a bit of glue. You can also stitch two snowflakes and then either glue or stitched them back-to-back for a double-sided ornament.
These snowflakes stitch up quick, so you can make a whole bunch. Use them to add a shimmery touch to gifts or string them as a sparkly garland.
You will find all the supplies you need in the Stitched Modern shop.