I think I finally figured out why most holidays occur during the colder months of the year! I mean, I have a few theories… First of all, the short, cold days suck and people need little incentives to get through them in one piece. Secondly, the short, cold days make you want to be inside, preferably with some warm food and beverages by your side. And some people you like. Hence all the holiday dinners and lunches and parties! As you’re spending more and more time at home, in the table area, why not make it cozier and cozier. Case in point: these fall-inspired cross stitch napkins, perfect for a cozy fall table setting. Let’s start embroidering!
What you need:
- fabric suitable for cross stitch
- flower pattern (free ones here)
- thread & needle
- embroidery hoop
I started by cutting my fabric in a square, and fraying the sides, all around. This will give the napkin an organic, effortless look. Of course, you can embroider a ready-made cloth napkin or tea towel.
Using a regular floral pattern, I replaced the colors with darker ones. I made the main flowers black and gray, so they look “rotten”. Instead of green leaves, I stitched them in shades of brown. That is pretty much it!