The classic, re-imagined as the 12 Days of Florida Christmas ornaments. Needlepoint and cross stitch pattern book provides clear, easy-to-read charts that make it so easy to whip up these adorable ornaments quickly. Create the complete 12 Day collection, or select a a few to give as gifts. Perfect tropical holiday style!
Each ornament reflects a different aspect of life in sunny Florida. From the official state bird to beach babes to rockets, each design is a special tribute to our beautiful tropical surroundings.
Using 18-count fabric or canvas, each design is approximately 3″ wide by 5″ long. If you prefer 14-count, each design is about 4″ wide x 6″ long. I designed the ornaments using 18-count with four strands of DMC floss, but the options are pretty much endless! Try using metallic threads and a few beads to add some holiday sparkle to your 12 Days of Florida Christmas ornaments. The more you play with these and indulge your creative side, the more fun you will have! Ornaments can be made in marquise or oval shapes.
Day 1: A mockingbird in an orange tree, celebrating Florida’s official state bird, and state fruit.
Day 2: Two beautiful pink flamingos, posing for the camera.
Day 3: Three pelicans. The pelican, the pelican…his beak holds more than his belly can!
Day 4: Four manatees – perhaps the original mermaids?
Day 5: Five golden suns – we only have one, but sometimes it shines so bright it seems like five!
Day 6: Six gators sunning – gators are everywhere, from the Everglades to the UF swamp
Day 7: Seven fishes swimming – some of the most beautiful fish can be found swimming in our waters
Day 8: Eight beach babes playing – bikini clad cuties can be found on every beach in Florida!
Day 9: Nine palm trees swaying – soothing to watch and listen to, palm trees make us feel like we’re in paradise
Day 10: Ten dolphins leaping – we love to watch our dolphins play off the coast, and in our rivers!
Day 11: Eleven rockets launching – Floridians love watching history in the making on our Space Coast
Day 12: Twelve tropical drinks – relax and enjoy with your favorite cool, refreshing tropical beverage!
Skill level: Beginner