This post was inspired by two sources. One was Buzzfeed, which had this amazing article, 51 Seriously Adorable Gift Tag Ideas, which WERE seriously adorable! I wanted to try so many of these! I decided on these DIY Cross Stitch Tags from Uschi & Kay, because they were rather easy and I had all the materials on hand. I didn't print out their template, I decided to make my own Evergreen tree design, because I am obsessed with trees. Have you figured that out about me yet? Two of the three of the Christmas cards I made this year were tree designs!
You can either free-hand your trees like me, or print out this pattern to print out and follow along:
Printable Evergreen Cross-Stitch Tags
Gather your materials:
Embroidery needle (the big one in the pack)
Begin by cutting out your tags in the style shown below. At the bottom left-hand corner, begin cross-stitching your pattern. Try to be careful where you stick the needle, because once you pierce the paper, there's no going back, like would be the case with fabric.
Here's a view from the back. Make sure you tie the edges so they are not hanging loose or long.
The finished product!
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