We want to help you get stitching for Christmas by planning your projects early. If you are starting to think about what cross stitch projects you are going to give as Christmas gifts it’s probably worth considering how to mount and frame your cross stitch projects too.
Use an embroidery hoop
A super quick and easy way to finish off a piece of stitchery is to use an embroidery hoop to frame it. They are inexpensive to buy and provide an original and fun way to present finished projects. Embroidery hoops come in a variety of sizes and finishes so you are sure to find one that suits your project.
You could also decorate the actual hoop by painting, decoupage or staining, before framing your work. Have a look at our instructions for decorating embroidery hoops for inspiration.
Mounting and framing
Mounting and framing your finished cross stitch projects can be expensive but it does make your piece a beautiful picture for the wall and preserve it for the future. Rather than taking your final piece to the framing shop to get it mounted and framed which can end up being quite expensive, you could mount and frame your own projects.
When you are looking for a frame for your finished piece it really isn’t necessary to buy a brand new one. Scouring framed pictures in charity shops and car boot sales can reveal some great frames at a fraction of the cost. Simply take out the existing image and replace with your own mounted cross stitch.
How to mount your work
Mounting a finished cross stitch project can be tricky so we would recommend using a self adhesive mounting board, like this Sticky Mountboard. It really is very simple – we’ve outlined it in three easy steps below.
1 – Cut your fabric and board to size.
2 – Peel off the backing to the board and stick your project directly to the board.
3 – Put your mounted project in a frame of your choice!
Easy – ready to be put on a wall!