I've had a couple of small cross stitch kits sitting around for awhile and finally decided to stitch them up and turn them into ornaments. I think all of these kits came from JoAnns a year or two ago and cost about $2 a piece. The Santa and Christmas Tree patterns were kind of a PITA--hard to read charts, really thin floss, and lots of french knots on the tree. But I'm pleased with how they all turned out.
I set the tree and the sock monkey into the plastic frames that came with the kits. I used a 3.5" embroidery hoop to finish the Santa ornament and glued a piece of white felt to the back of the hoop to protect the back of the work.
There are more details on my blog.