This cute Cross Stitch Monogram Wood Trinket Box will make a great gift for or a member of your family or for yourself. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site with a small commission. This allows more project ideas and crafts for kids.
The very first craft that I began with was cross stitch. My grandmother taught me to cross stitch as a young teenager, and I spent lots of time on cross stitch projects. I could finish projects quick as a wink, and I am sure that I drove my mom crazy by constantly asking her to take me to the craft store to purchase more supplies and project materials. Over time, I tried other crafting methods, particularly sewing and Cricut crafting. While at a craft store a few months ago, cross stitching materials caught my eye, and I realized that it had been years since I had cross stitched.
While in my years of cross stitching I had worked with traditional cross stitching fabric and stamped cross stitching fabric, I had never tried to cross stitch on a wood trinket box. I remembered that we had a family birthday coming up, and I decided to try my hand at a cross stitched monogram wood trinket box as a special gift.
Supplies needed for this Cross Stitch Monogram Wood Trinket Box:
- Needlecraft Cross Stitch Wood Box – This box is similar to the one that I purchased.
- Embroidery Thread – Most boxes call for embroidery thread. The particular box that I purchased from a craft store actually called for yarn instead of embroidery thread, but I have not been able to locate this exact box online. All of the ones that are online appear to use embroidery thread. However, I wanted to mention the yarn just in case you happen to come across one that calls for it.
- Cross stitch needle
- Hot glue gun and hot glue stick
- (1) felt piece – Use the non-adhesive kind. I prefer the thicker felt over the very thin. The link in the supply list features a felt variety that is ideal.
The fun part about this box is that you can cross stitch whatever you would like! If you enjoy coming up with your own patterns and designs, this is a project that you would like. However, if you are like me and prefer to attempt a tried and true design for your first cross stitch wood box project, here are a few resources to get designs:
- Dimensions downloadable alphabet cross stitch project sheet – This download offers patterns for one of each letter.
- Cross Stitch Sewing Box – Don’t want to create a monogram box? Here is a cute pattern with a sewing machine cross stitch image.
- Daisy Box – This adorable daisy pattern is another cute alternative to a letter or monogram box top.
Follow the pattern or your own design to cross stitch the box top. Once it is complete, carefully cut a piece out of the felt to line the back of the box (so that the threads and back of the pattern are not shown when the box is open). Use the hot glue gun to secure it in place.
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