Dress up a plain wooden box with some fun cross-stitch!
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Cross stitch is the first bit of sewing my mother taught me when I was younger. I haven’t done a lot of it in the last ten years or so, but I love that now it seems to be making a comeback in the most fun ways! Non-traditional cross stitched items have been popping up in various craft projects for awhile now. I thought it was the perfect addition to make a plain wooden box into something super festive for the holidays!
Print and trim the cross-stitch patterns. Center a pattern on one long side of the planter and tape down. Place transfer paper between the pattern and the planter, graphite side down. Use a pencil to lightly circle each corner of every colored square until the entire pattern is transferred to the box.
Note: If the graphite leaves behind unwanted dark spots on the planter you can go over the area again with paint after completing the next step.
If you are decorating both sides with cross-stitch, go ahead and do all of the drilling before any sewing.
Lightly sand the outside and inside of the box. Add another layer of paint if necessary.
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