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Monday, November 15, 2010


To round out our trio of beaded ornaments, here’s a cute snowman to go with your reindeer and train ornaments. Once again, it’s stitched on cross stitch fabric but with seed beads instead of embroidery floss.

6” x 6” 14-ct. red Aida cloth
lt. gold, dk. gold, black, red, white, and dk. green seed beads
beading needle
red sewing thread

The beads are stitched onto the fabric with a half-cross stitch. Work across each row using the color bead indicated in the chart. Use white for the snowman’s body, lt. gold for his corncob pipe, dk. gold for his arms, dk. green for his scarf, and black for his eyes, hat, and buttons.

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Kathy said...

If you do these beaded ornaments on perforated paper or 14 count plastic canvas, you can cut them out and make them into pins.


Great idea, Kathy! Thanks for suggesting it.