How do I clean cross stitched ornaments?


Is there a way to remove tiny brown spots from cross stitched ornaments?

  9 answers
  • Steve Paparatto Steve Paparatto on Dec 11, 2019

    Try dipping them in water with oxyclean

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 11, 2019

    Mary....Can you use a Q-tip and dip in bleach with water and dab...white ornaments only of course.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 11, 2019

    Try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Dec 11, 2019

    Be cautious with bleach as it can remove color/eat through the stitching! I would make a solution of OxyClean and hot water to remove the spots.

  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 11, 2019

    Hi ! I like the magic eraser idea !

    if that doesn't work , get a carpet cleaner called Folex , I found it at home depot for around $6 . This works on everything !!! I keep some in a spray bottle in my laundry room !!! And hands down the best carpet cleaner for both spot cleaning and for use in a carpet cleaning machine ! Good luck !

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2019

    Hello Mary,

    You could try Wet Wipes or a cotton bud.......

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 13, 2019

    The Oxyclean is a hydrogen based bleach and is better for this purpose than regular bleach. I would make a solution and gently dab the darkened spots with a Q-tip dipped in this.

  • Mary N Mary N on Dec 14, 2019

    Thank you all for tour replies. I tried the OxyClean solution and it worked beautifully. These ornaments are over 30 years old and look like new! Thank you again!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 17, 2019

    Try a tooth brush and dish soap and do the spots then rinse with a towel spot by spot