23/12/2013

A needle felt Christmas decoration

This is our first Christmas in our new flat and first tree together so to celebrate I spent last night making a needle felt heart decoration for our Christmas tree. I’ve mentioned my newly found love of needle felting before here (as well as details of the wool and needles you’ll need) and once you’ve got the hang of the basic - stab the wool with the needle as you shape it, it’s really simple and great fun.


I made up the heart as I went along, felting in more wool here and there until I was happy with the shape, but for something more structured you could draw a template first and use this as a guide. As a simple rule, the more wool you felt and the harder you stab it the more sturdy your decoration. Watch out for your fingers though, those needles are sharp!


Once you’re happy take some ribbon, tartan is obviously the best at Christmas time, and push a pin through the middle of the ribbon and down into your decoration. Tie the ribbon together at the top and hang on your tree! The perfect thing to make with a Christmas film on in the background.






6 comments:

  1. Sweet and simple - looks great on your tree!

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  2. That looks adorable! I would love to try it, but I'm SUPER clumsy, so repeatedly stabbing a needle towards my leg/other hand would not be a smart move for me. Instead, I will have to console myself by admiring yours :) xx

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    1. Yes I'd recommend a block of foam to protect legs but it's still quite a dangerous craft! :)

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  3. Oooo I love the tartan ribbon; really unique. :)
    Leanne x

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    1. Can't get enough of tartan at Christmas time :) x

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