Easy designs are sketched onto a card with pencil and then stitched over with embroidery floss. If you keep the design simple – these cards are easy as pie to make…
Simple designs work the best for this project. For example, have your kids draw a simple stick tree and then go over their design with stitches.
Sometimes the easiest designs are more modern looking.
You can add a written message too.
Couldn't resist using this technique on a few pieces of cardboard too. French knots are meant to look like Christmas lights and the addition of a few jingle bells add a merry touch.
For this project you will need: blank cards (available at craft stores and Paper Source), embroidery floss, a needle and a pencil.
To begin, draw out your design in pencil - or have your kids do it for you.
Using your needle, poke holes into the ends of each line - this will make it easier to stitch.
Thread your needle and start stitching. I used straight stitches and french knots.