This is my version of a commonplace Christmas decoration – it’s not an original idea but it’s unique because I’ve made all the bits. I used fibre in the form of fabric, yarn and merino wool tops.
My colour palette was inspired by the winter sky – blue, white, yellow, pink and grey.
I cut a suitable branch from my garden then coloured it with dark blue acrylic paint (photo below shows the branch before painting)…
…then I rummaged around in the glass recycling bin for a suitable bottle to put it in.
To make the cracker, I used a piece of cardboard tube rolled up in fabric (you can see the white tube through the fabric in the middle) …
…then tied either side of the tube with sewing thread. The ends were trimmed with pinking shears and the cracker was finished with some narrow organza ribbon.
I knitted a stocking using a free pattern for mini knitted socks then stuffed it with some merino wool fibres. I like this pattern because it’s knitted on two needles, not the usual four, so it’s very easy.
Her hat is made from a rectangle of knitting drawn up along one long side, seamed, then a small pompom added made from the same wool.
Her scarf is a simple knitted i-cord. Here is a video – how to make an icord
The tree is a scrap of blue felt, cut to shape, then decorated with fancy yarn.
The star is cut from a scrap of thick felt – yellow on one side and pink on the other. I applied PVA glue to the edges to stiffen it.
I made 5 snowflakes but each is unique – that’s another way of saying that I made several mistakes because I was watching a film whilst crocheting and not paying enough attention!
I made 15 large felt beads in winter sky colours – but I only used 12. As I was hanging everything onto the branch I reached a point where I realised I had enough and I had to stop. The photo below shows them drying on a rack.
Everything was hung onto the branch using thin, yellow coloured wire.
This was a really easy, fun Christmas decoration to make and the variations are countless. I hope you enjoy making something for your own home, and if you want to share photos please post them here fourth quarter challenge 2020