Decorating your home for the holidays can be both fun and satisfying. These eight winter-themed needlepoint patterns make great Christmas holiday decorating ideas that will add charm, color and character to your home.
Each needlepoint pattern can be finished into a variety of decorative items including pillows, ornaments, stockings and more! However, there's no need to wait for Christmas to stitch and display them; you can make and showcase them throughout the year.
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Noble Forest Winter Needlepoint Design
Beginners will love stitching this super easy needlepoint pattern. Although designed with a winter cabin in mind, the 7-inch square needlepoint project is ideal for making a mini pillow, pin cushion, trivet or an inset for a wall-hanging.
Use the completed needlepoint to decorate a vacation cabin or to display on a table or hang in a window at Christmastime or during winter break.
If you are making it for the Christmas holiday, use bright green and red metallic threads for the trees and tiny... hearts. For a colorful winter-themed decorating item, work the needlepoint design in softer shades of green and red Persian Yarn.
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Ponderosa Pines Bargello Needlepoint Design
Stitch a Bargello style grove of Ponderosa Pine trees for your home, or as a gift. The small needlepoint project works up quickly in Long Stitch.
Although the stylistic trees look great worked in 100% wool, try using stranded cotton or silk to highlight the green pines.
Turn the finished needlepoint into a lovely beverage coaster or Christmas tree ornament.
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Christmas Nativity Figures Needlepoint Series
Start a new Holiday tradition by stitching individual Nativity needlepoint figures. There are 12 figures in the series and each one measures about 3x4 inches when worked on #18 mesh canvas. They can be worked in basic tent stitches along with a few decorative ones.
After each figure is stitched, work a simple background in your choice of colors and turn the completed needlework into a stand-up figure.
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Fairytale & Nutcracker Needlepoint Patterns
Take a look at these 10 Fairytale-inspired, quick and easy projects worked in continental stitch on #10-mesh needlepoint canvas. You'll enjoy working a 3.5 x 7.5 inch nutcracker, baker, prince, princess and more with this fun needlepoint patterns.
Each pattern is worked in 8-10 colors, and are the perfect "scrap basket" project as a full skein of Persian or Tapestry wool is only necessary for the background color.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Winterscapes Needlepoint Designs
This versatile project features six individual motifs that can be worked separately as Christmas ornaments, or together to make a pretty needlepoint pillow top or wall-hanging for the holidays.
Use 12 different colors of scrap threads you have on hand as well as pieces of #13 or #14-mesh single thread canvas.
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Snowman with Heart Needlepoint Chart
Beginners will love making this quick-to-stitch pattern featuring an adorable snowman offering a heartfelt gift, while dressed in his winter best. This project makes the perfect gift tag or tree ornament with its square shape and colorful appearance.
It’s worked in 9 colors of needlepoint thread in Continental Stitch accented with French knots on #13-mesh needlepoint canvas.
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Holiday Needlepoint Stars and Trees
If you are looking for a fun stitching challenge for Christmas, consider working these quick and easy needlepoint patterns for a small square medallion or pillow front.
The trees make a larger design that can be worked on waste canvas directly onto a table runner or assorted kitchen linens. You can be as creative as you wish with the fun needlepoint designs.
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Swedish Needlepoint Ornament
For quick and last minute Christmas stitching, try making this simple Swedish Ornament in traditional holiday colors leftover from last year's needlepoint projects.
Designed for #14-mesh needlepoint canvas, the 2-inch square design is worked in mosaic stitch for a smooth and satin effect. In less than 4 hours you can make at least two of these fun ornaments.
A Bright FinishingIdea
Noble Forest, Winterscapes, Ponderosa Pines, Snowman with Heart and Needlepoint Stars and Trees can be joined together and finished into a rug to create a gorgeous addition to your holiday decorating! You may need to adjust the background to make the designs the same size; but it will be well worth the time and additional stitching.