I’m one of the hugest fans of cross stitch you’ll ever find – I love it! It’s relaxing to do, and I particularly love the more modern forms of it. I also really love craft projects and home decor inspired by cross stitching. There are a ton of creative people out there who are doing some really fun things with it! Rather than simply making a wall hanging, you can bring cross stitching into your life in several fun ways. Do you want to get inspired? Click through the slideshow to see my picks!
Wall Mural 1 of 14This wall mural was created by using a stencil template and painting "x"s" with a paintbrush.
Learn more at Nursery Notations
Painted Cabinet 2 of 14This gorgeous cabinet was painted and had holes drilled in the front to add a unique cross stitch pattern.
Learn how it was done at Design Sponge
Vogue Cover 3 of 14This amazing cross stitch magazine cover must have been quite a labor of love!
Get more pictures and info at Inge Jacobsen
Initial Mug 4 of 14Check out how easy it is to customize a mug with your favorite initial.
Find the step-by-step at doe c doe
Sugar Cookies 5 of 14Paint the icing on in a cross stitch pattern for instant cuteness.
Learn more at My Little Bakery
Pac Man 6 of 14I love this fabulous, geeky street art celebrating one of the most popular video games of all time.
Learn more at Mr. X Stitch
Pretty Eggs 7 of 14You'll need a Dremel and a gentle touch to create these eggs, but the finished project is so cool.
See how they were done at Design Sponge
Floral Pegboard 8 of 14Pegboards are awesome because they already have the cross stitch holes built in!
Find the step-by-step at Thompson Family
Cute Notebooks 9 of 14These cute notebooks have a cross stitch pattern on the front - and I love that you could easily recreate it with markers!
Learn more at Pistachio Press
Candle Votives 10 of 14There is no thread involved in this faux cross stitching project - you just use a paint pen.
Get the how-to at Martha Stewart
Pretty Pendant 11 of 14Use a small bit of fabric and embroidery thread to create a unique pendant.
Spotted at Penelope Waits
Kitchen Organizer 12 of 14This cookie/biscuit sampler was added to a dish towel for unique kitchen storage!
Learn more at The Savvy Crafter
iPhone Case 13 of 14Add your favorite cross stitch pattern to the back of this specially designed iPhone case.
See how it was done at The Zen of Making
Unique Wallpaper 14 of 14Don't want to make your own cross stitch project but want to get the look? Install this unique wallpaper!
Find out more at Print & Pattern
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