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How to Make a Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Pin

Updated on April 28, 2015
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I have been sewing and crafting all of my life. I enjoy a variety of crafts, making gifts, holiday & home decor and costumes for my family

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Making a Halloween Beaded Pin as a Special Treat for Your Little Trick-or-Treater

A Halloween beaded cross stitch pin makes a great treat for your special little trick or treater. For me, the special trick or treaters have always been my own children. For my mother, it would be her grandchildren. When I was a little girl, we had a childless couple in our neighborhood who doted on me because I shared the gentleman's birthday.

Here is a great gift idea for that special someone for this Halloween. It only took a few hours a day for a couple of days to complete and now I have a little homemade gift that will become a treasured keepsake for my someone special.

This kit is a great Cross Stitch beginner kit!



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Cross Stitching

I enjoy making many different types of crafts, but my favorite has to be cross stitch. With just a little piece of Aida cloth, a pattern, some floss and a needle, I can create works of art. I prefer purchasing cross stitch kits because just about everything I need to finish a beautiful piece, is included in the kit.

The kit illustrated below is a very easy cross stitch bead Halloween pin. It even has glow in the dark thread which is sure to thrill any child.

I am sharing my step by step photos and instructions. I hope this guide will show you just how easy it is to make this Halloween bead pin and will encourage you to venture into the world of bead cross stitch. I have written this guide with a beginner in mind, but I believe even an experienced cross-stitcher may find valuable tips included in this article.

Simple Cross Stitch Instructions

Simple Cross Stitch Instructions
Simple Cross Stitch Instructions
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Supply List for This Cross Stitch Project

  • A Bead Cross Stitch Pin Kit ~ includes floss, beads, 2 needles and thick, heavy fabric for cross stitch.
  • Needle Threader ~ I usually do not need a needle threader, but with a small beading needle, it is necessary.
  • Magnifying Glasses or Magnifier
  • Scissors
  • Felt Square
  • Craft Glue

A Close Look at What is Inside the Cross Stitch Kit

A Close Look at What is Inside the Cross Stitch Kit
A Close Look at What is Inside the Cross Stitch Kit | Source

GUIDE FOR MAKING A HALLOWEEN BEAD CROSS STITCH PIN

Two Needles Are Included In the Kit

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Both an embroidery needle and a beading needle are included in the kit. The embroidery needle (top), which you use for the cross stitch portion of this pin, has a larger eye.

Step One ~ Using 3 strands of white floss, cross stitch all of the white floss in the body of the ghost

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Step Two ~ Cross stitch the Glow in the Dark braid floss. - This braid is meant to be thick and should not be separated into single strands

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Step Three ~ Following the pattern, cross stitch the Dark Gray Floss. 3 strands of floss should be used.

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Step Four ~ Cross stitch the Light Gray floss using 3 strands.

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Step Five ~ Cross stitch Black Eyes with 3 strands of floss

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Step Six ~ Backstitch Ghost's smile with a single strand of black floss.

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Steps Seven and Eight ~ Cross stitch the 7 white stitches in the Moon with 3 strands of white floss and Backstitch the Black Bat

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Step Nine ~ Attach First Set of Petite Crystal Beads using 2 Strands of White Floss

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Change to the smaller eyed bead needle included in the kit. Using 2 strands of white floss, cross stitch the Petite Crystal Beads into place. A graph showing how to cross stitch beads is included below. Do not be discouraged. It looks and sounds harder than it really is. Try it! You will see how easy it really is to properly attach a bead with a cross stitch.

Diagram Showing How to Attach a Petite Bead with Cross Stitch

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Step by Step Photos Showing How to Attach Petite Crystal Beads

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Cross Stitching with Beads

Photo with First Set of Beads Complete

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Step Ten ~ Attach 2nd Set of Petite Crystal Beads with 2 Strands of Gray Floss

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Step Eleven ~ Make the 3 Bats by Attaching the Rainbow Beads with 2 Stands of Black Floss using a Half Cross Stitch - Half Cross Stitch Diagram Below Photo

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Diagram to Attach Bead With Half Cross Stitch

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Step By Step Photos of Attaching a Bead with Half Cross Stitch

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Photo of Three Rainbow Bead Ghosts Completed

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Step Twelve

Take Your Time, Cut Slowly and Be Extremely Careful.

It Would be Very Easy to Destroy Your Work If You Make A Cutting Mistake

Step Twelve ~ Cut Out the Shape ~ One Hole Outside of the Stitched Area

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Close Up Photo of Cut Edge

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Photo of Staggered Cut Edge

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Cross Stitch and Beading Completed on Cut Out Shape

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Step Thirteen ~ Attach Star Treasure with Single Strand of White Floss

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Step Fourteen ~ Trace and Cut Out Felt Backing - Trace Around Edges with a Dressmakers Marking Pencil

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Step Fifteen ~ Glue Backing on Back of Stitched Piece

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Step Sixteen ~ Attach Pin Fastener with Glue

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Wear Bead Pin

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Another Option ~ Glue on Magnet Instead of Pin

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Refrigerator Magnet Shown on Side of Refrigerator

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Frame Your Bead Cross Stitch Shape

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Glow In The Dark Photo

Glow In The Dark Photo of the Beaded Ghost Pin
Glow In The Dark Photo of the Beaded Ghost Pin | Source

Buy Your Bead Ghost Pin Kit Today!

Moonlight Ghost Bead Pin Kit Mill Hill 2008 Halloween Autumn Harvest

Lamp with Magnifier

Freestanding desk top magnifying lamp with two fully adjustable arms. Light has two light settings and is powered by AC adapter or batteries.

Magnifier has 2X magnification and comes with a protective cover. Most important ~ No edge distortion

Magnifier Glasses - Excellent for Travel or the Occasional Craft Project

Step By Step Photos of Using a Needle Threader

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How to Thread a Needle with a Needle Threader
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© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Friendly-looking ghosts are a favorite part of Halloween for me and this Halloween ghost pin is a perfect accent for a costume. Well done tutorial.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image

      BuckHawkcenter 2 years ago

      This is one of my all-time favorite Halloween crafts. The glow-in-the-dark beads are sure to be a hit. As usual, your instructions are great.

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      Just lovely - have bookmarked this one.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Stopping back by for another look at this darling Halloween Bead Pin. Love the glow in the dark aspect. Wouldn't it be fun to wear this 'glowing' ghost pin while touring a 'haunted house' this Halloween and spook everyone around you in the dark?

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      DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

      This bead pin is so cute! I'd be ready to give out my Halloween candy with this pinned to my shirt. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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