Felt for Christmas

I don’t know about you but I like a bit of handmade felt at Christmas and with angelina fibre making it sparkle who could resist? Mind you, I’ll be finding the sparkle for weeks, it seems to be on all my felting equipment.

I knew this year that I wanted to make small Christmas trees, what do you think of them?

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They’re very simple shapes to make but I wanted simple and understated with a calm green and white theme. After trying several ways to make these trees stand, including; drilling into wood (too solid), putting the branches in corks (too light) and moulding clay around them (too messy), I had the idea of using vintage glasses and went on a tour of the charity shops for suitable candidates.

No luck on the glass front but I did find a set of six white ???, not quite sure what they were designed for or what to call them so will say they are pots. They were originally from Ikea and a bargain price of £1.50 for 6. To keep the trunks upright and stop the pots falling over I used white stone chippings for ballast in two of them and in the third I used some green and white beach glass. I always said I’d find a use for it someday. I’m so so pleased with how they look although I did stress for a bit that they should have some kind of tree topper but now I like them quite plain.

Here’s a few more photos of felt that I use at Christmas, enjoy.

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Plus you can also see  here the stunning wreaths that were made in a workshop last Christmas. What have you been inspired to make this year?

4 Replies to “Felt for Christmas”

  1. Just had to let you know I think your felted Christmas trees are lovely. Such a simple shape but with the patterns and glitter just perfect. I especially like the one at the front. Did you just felt them round a shape and felt a trunk to attach to the tree?

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I hope to sign up to another of your workshops next year.

  2. Well done on the tree front – your little festive forest looks wonderful. It was worth all the base hunting, the white ??pots are just perfect xx

  3. Thanks Deborah. Felted on a simple triangular (with slightly bowed bottom) resist and the trunk is a branch from the garden. Couldn’t be simpler. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you atoo.

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