DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood

DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins

DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood

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! 

DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood

What you need:

  • fabric suitable for cross stitch 
  • flower pattern (free ones here)
  • thread & needle
  • embroidery hoop

DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - KittenhoodDIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood

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!  

DIY fall flowers cross stitch napkins - Kittenhood

 

  • A.

    It’s simple enough to be done by anyone and the color choice is so autumn-like! It’s perfect! I love it! <3

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  • Donna

    Very pretty! – I love the idea that less is more. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Marlene @ Jade and Fern

    Love! Subtle holiday decorations are my favorite. I’ve never tried my hand at embroidery but I’d like to!

  • caroline

    what kind of fabric did you use here?

    • unfortunately, I don’t know what it’s called 🙁 anything that’s made for embroidery should do…

      • caroline

        that’s okay 🙂 looks like some kind of linen maybe? anyway, your crafts and photos are gorgeous, and this is a great idea for any time of the year. red and green flowers can get old, but these look so cool

        • It must be linen then 🙂 thank you, that’s exactly what I wanted 🙂