Deliver a wee bit of good luck with this quick-to-stitch design. Top a small box or tin with your finished piece to create a fun gift.
Skill Level: Easy Materials
• 6" x 7" piece 14- count white perfo
rated paper • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • One skein Painter’s Thread Metallic
Braid #4 from Threadnuts* • One spool Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4* • One package Mill Hill Crystal Treasures
Rondele 4mm beads from Wichelt Inc.* • Size 24 tapestry needle • Beading needle *See Where to Find It on page 63. Stitch Count: 29H x 40W Design Size: 21/8" x 27/8"
Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss.
Attach beads using two strands of coordinating floss and vertical stitches.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Empty mint tin • White spray paint • Tacky glue • Dark olive hemp cord
Trim perforated paper to one square from stitching on all sides, using sharp embroidery scissors.
Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray tin with white spray paint; let dry.
Glue stitched piece onto tin lid, making sure to center. Model was embellished with dark olive hemp cord wrapped around bottom.