Window Cross Stitch Art

4 Materials
5 Hours

Turn a window frame into this beautiful faux cross stitch art. This trendy diy project is easy and perfect for beginners. This also gives "cross stitch" a much more modern look. Pull out your old windows and get started.

I had this window from a previous project, so the glass was already removed. Start, by removing the glass from the window and painting the window the color of your choice. I had previously used a wood stain on this. If you paint or stain your window, you'll need to make sure you let it dry completely.

Cut your chicken wire, chicken run or hardware cloth so that it overlaps the back of the window and staple to the frame.

Next, you'll want to get your cross stitch pattern. There are tons of free patterns online or you can draw your own.

Choose your yarn colors.

Cut two equal pieces of yarn and place diagonally over one of the squares.

You'll want two pieces going one way and two pieces overlapping so it creates an x. Tie the back yarn ends together in a double knot and cut the extra off.

These x's are used to create your "cross stitch" look.

Follow your pattern until your cross stitch art is finished.

This window art is such a fun piece and now you can enjoy your new home décor piece.

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  • Linda W Linda W on Jul 11, 2018

    That’s really cute but wouldn’t it be easier to do regular cross stitch on the wire screen rather than knotting and cutting the yarn at the back of the stitches. You just wouldn’t carry the yarn over open spaces.

  • Vpb6634169 Vpb6634169 on Jul 13, 2018

    This is not what our chicken wire looks like.. ours is 6 sided, where do you get your square chicken wire at?

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