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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No-stitch cross-stitch on glass

No-stitch cross-stitch? Yep! And that look can be achieved with glass and a trusty paint pen! My friend Katie found this craft through Martha Stewart and we knew we had to try it out for one of our craft sessions.

Fine-point white paint pen
Glass you want to "cross stitch" on
Templates sized (using your print page settings) and printed out to your liking

You simply cut out the template you want whether it be a letter or a word or the leaf symbol and tape it to the inside of the glass.

I wanted one letter on each candle holder and katie used the leaf symbol for her glass jar. Then trace the x's on the outside of the glass using the paint pen. You may end up a little cross-eyed feeling while doing this due to the reflection on the glass. My advice is to not stop in the middle of doing a letter so it is all done from the same perspective/angle.

Let it dry and fill with a candle or whatever you choose. I picked my letters to spell LAUGH and I also made one for my godmother that spelled SEW.

This was a very cheap and easy craft and has many great decor uses for any home. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Linking up at these fun parties:


  1. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with LTC today!

  2. Thanks for sharing the links and inspiration for this project, Emily! Your votive candles turned out great!

  3. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Very cute and fun idea-- wow, creative :)

    Visiting from JUST A GIRL linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  5. these are really, really fun. Super clever!


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