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Mini-frames for ornaments
Mon, Dec 31, 2007 9:48 AM
Posted by Carol
Several years ago (when I wasn't looking for them), it seems like it was possible to buy little plastic frames to make counted cross-stitch tree ornaments. I would like to make some to attach to baby gifts, but I've crawled all over the web and haven't come up with a source of these little frames (neighborhood of 2-1/2-3"). Can anyone help?

Just stumbled across this site by accident. What a goldmine!

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    Reply from Carol
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 9:25 AM
    What I have in mind is quite a lot cheaper than these. They are plastic, usually round or oval in shape, and cost maybe a couple of bucks apiece at most, so you can make a bunch of ornaments without taking out a second mortgage. However, I really do appreciate your help! Go to top
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      Reply from  Anita
      Tuesday, January 1, 2008 12:59 PM
      Maybe these frames at 123stitch will meet your needs better.

      Anita Go to top

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        Reply from Carol
        Friday, January 4, 2008 6:24 AM
        Bingo! These are exactly what I have in mind. Thanks so much! Go to top
        • Reply from Busydebbie
          Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:35 PM
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    Reply from Kitsi Bass
    Thursday, January 3, 2008 1:27 PM
    I have found these at our local dollar stores here in Oregon.. they come in a package of 5 or 6 and are in the color gold. Go to top
    • Reply from Carol
      Friday, January 4, 2008 6:26 AM
      We have several different kinds of dollar stores in our area (south of Kansas City), so I'll certainly keep my eyes open the next time I'm cruisin' for bargains. Hadn't thought of this source, and I do appreciate the input. Go to top
  • Reply from Busydebbie
    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 6:17 PM
    This company has alot of selections of plastic frames...not a bad price and they are quick at shipping. You might also check out their star-lite fabric it is just the prettiest:) Go to top
  • Reply from wirose
    Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:32 AM
    Try Ebay. I see them on there quite often. Go to top
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    Reply from Carol
    Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:54 AM
    My beautiful little frames arrived yesterday - ordered from They are perfect! Just what I had in mind. Thanks so much to all for your replies. I'll certainly keep my eyes open for them at dollar stores and yard sales. Go to top
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      Reply from Rhonda
      Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:57 PM
      If you can't find anymore. If I could suggest making your own... Using mat board. Cut 2 a little larger than your project. Put a cotton batting on one piece giving it a little padding. Rap your piece around gluing the edges of your piece to the back. Take the second piece of mat board and use a matching piece of fabric and do the same as you project piece. Take a piece of ribbon and glue it on the back (the front or back pieces.) Put glue on wrong side and sandwich together. Then I put them under some books and wait for then to dry. Then I use cording (you can make your own to match your project.) to go around the edges of your ornament. Then put a bow or something to jazz it up. Making your own like this you can use a lot of different size and shape patterns. Go to top
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        Reply from Busydebbie
        Friday, April 4, 2008 6:42 PM
        How do you cut the mat boards? Go to top
        • Reply from mkm
          Saturday, April 5, 2008 12:12 AM
          If you use Rhonda's idea of using a mat board, be sure that the board is acid free. The glue can also be a problem - discoloring the fabric after a period of time.
          mkm Go to top
        • Reply from DFC
          Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:54 AM
          Cut the mat boards with an exacto knife. Works for me! Go to top
  • Reply from SARAH
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:54 PM
    You can also use the little mini wreaths you can by at craft stores and tie a bow on them. This works great and i have seen them advertised in cross stitch books. Go to top
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    Reply from Pauline
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:53 AM
    I purchase mine at A.C. Moore. I have a stash of the round ones, rectangular ones, and the oval ones - these are the gold frames. Normally they are $1.00 a package but I sometimes get 20% off coupons. The round ones are in two sizes. I use them for Christmas ornaments. Go to top
    • Reply from Micheal
      Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:44 PM
      I was also looking for them last year as I cross stitched Chrismon ornaments for our tree at church. I was unable to locate any at Michael's, Joann's, or even Hobby Lobby. I finally ended up locating them on I bought about 20 of them on line. That is the only place I have located them. Go to top