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No-Stitch Cross-Stitch

Created By: **researcher: Andrea Cowsert**




You don't need to spend hours to re-create the designs of early American samplers. We used a paint pen to "stitch" designs onto glass, imprinting leafy motifs on large candleholders for a centerpiece and monograms on votive holders for favors.



  1. Step 1

    Download the Cross-Stitch Alphabet Template and the Cross-Stitch Patterns Template. Print.

  2. Step 2

    Enlarge template to desired size on a photocopier; cut out.

  3. Step 3

    Position template inside vessel using tape. With an extra-fine-tip paint pen, trace pattern onto glass. (If you make a mistake, wipe with a damp paper towel while paint is wet.)

  4. Step 4

    To repeat pattern around glass, shift the template inside vessel, and trace again. Let dry.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2007



Reviews (7)

  • carac123 15 Oct, 2012

    I love this idea! What are the best paint pens to use for this craft?

  • justinmarwa7 16 Jul, 2008

    awsome idea...i love candales

  • sammiej37 29 Apr, 2008

    This idea is excellent, I can't wait to use this idea for other cross stitch patterns as well. I'll have cross stitch santas on all the glassware for Christmas. And cross stitch pumkins on candle holders for Halloween. Oh, my mind is spinning now.

  • Archangeldecker 29 Jan, 2008

    What a fun idea! I can't wait to make these!

  • Broadway 20 Dec, 2007

    Oh, these would also be great on the Martha storage jars found in the scrapbook aisle at Michael's. Would make a great Christmas gift for my stitching friends.

  • flamingochic 10 Nov, 2007

    What a cute idea....can't wait to make these for my Thanksgiving Host!!

  • merklapje 9 Nov, 2007

    Het is allemaal zo prachtig en mooi om te maken.Bedankt Martha.
    Sorry dat ik geen engels kan alleen maar Dutch van Belgin n n n .
    Lieve groetjes Merklapje