Handmade “New Home” ornaments


If you’ve been reading this blog awhile, you might remember me telling you about Astrid, who is a real estate agent, and her awesome Christmas gift idea for her clients.

Every year she sends me her cross stitching and has me make ornaments out of them for her.

Here are this year’s ornaments. Great idea, isn’t it?


You can duplicate this idea (plus tons more ideas!) using my “Snow Globe” quilted ornament pattern.

6 Responses
  • Anonymous
    November 3, 2013

    Hi Staci,

    Love your ornaments! Right now I’m trying to do the cross stitch ornaments with the Snow Globe tutorial. Do you do anything special to the cross stitch fabric to keep it from fraying? Thanks!

  • Nancy O
    July 18, 2014

    I made these years and years ago. I wish I still had the book but it’s long gone. lol I LOVE your stuff and would love to make these for the granddaughters.

    • Bernie
      August 20, 2019

      The book is still available online. I have made a ton of these since 1989 when the book originally came out. Search folded star ornaments. I am now doing the cross stitch ornament but using OG background. I combine all great ideas.

  • elizabeth berube
    November 16, 2014

    I lost my email with your free tutorial for making the Christmas ball with direction for marking and cutting the ball. could you please send it again. Thanks, Elizabeth

  • Sunshine Amthauer
    November 25, 2014

    Love it! If you have a tutorial, book, CD or sign up for your blog……..I am in!

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