When I first looked at the "Stained Glass" ornaments kit by Design Works Crafts I thought how pretty and how wonderful they would look on my pencil Christmas tree. They looked pretty simple and easy to me. Turns out looks can be deceptive. It took me much longer than I first thought to finish the six ornaments in this kit.
The "Stained Glass" ornament kit contained the color cotton floss, #14 plastic canvas, needle and instructions. The pattern uses full counted cross-stitch and outline stitching for emphasis and depth.
I did have a few problems with the embroidery floss contained within the kit. Unfortunately there wasn't enough black, light red, and green embroidery floss contained within the kit so I had to use some from my stash.
Also, the floss color key chart had the number of floss strands included within the kit for each color floss but 8 of colors were different than the actual numbers of floss strands contained within the kit. For all 8 of these colors there was more floss strands than the key indicated.
I had no problem cross-stitching the "Stained Glass" ornaments and then cutting the plastic canvas close to the sides of the ornaments according to the finishing instructions. I didn't like leaving the ornaments with the back threads showing so I decided to finish the back of my ornaments with white felt.
I rubbed Glue Stic on the back of my ornaments and then glued a rectangle piece of white felt to the back. Once the felt was glued on I cut the white felt in the same shape as the ornament and then stitched the plastic canvas to the white felt along the sides of each ornament with two strands of white embroidery floss. I created a hanger for the top of each ornament with two strands of the white embroidery floss.
After I was done with all the ornaments I hung them on my pencil tree. They all look beautiful there.