December 15, 2013

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree

Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree for decoration made of natural spun and unspun wool by knitting and hand-felting


I used to count to the days till Christmas and peek under the tree every morning when I was a child. And very often there were gifts waiting for me J

Nowadays we refer to the days around Christmas and New Year's Eve as holidays and working days. To be honest I look forward to them not only because I won't have to wake up early and hurry every morning, but also because of the Christmas euphoria - the tree coated sparkling lights, the gift wrapping and the decoration of the house. And the Christmas carols that sound all around of course. 

Today I'll show you how made a little, warm and cozy Christmas tree. Of course we have a big Christmas tree with shining garlands and beautiful ornaments all over it. But this decoration, made of natural wool, warms up the atmosphere around the table. To recreate it you need to have basic skills in crochet and needle felting as well as lots of fantasy and at least as much Christmas inspiration.

Materials: 

Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree for decoration made of natural spun and unspun wool by knitting and hand-felting


About 100 grams of natural spun wool. Mine was dyed with natural dyes in a very deep, warm burgundy. The color you choose depends entirely on your fantasy and preference. 

About 30 grams of white woolen thread 

Some unspun wool, suitable for needle felting, in different colors

First you have to knit a cone, starting from the top and gradually expanding. Knit tightly, so the base of the tree becomes stable and doesn't bend or tilt. Knit until you're out of yard or reach the wanted height. 

Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree for decoration made of natural spun and unspun wool by knitting and hand-feltingNext come the garlands - green and white. They are what actually makes the cone look like a Christmas tree. The white ones are knitted out of woolen yarn in a natural off-white color. Use a hook to attach them to the cone arranging them in the exact same way as if you're decorating an actual Christmas tree. To give it density and additional relief add the green garland. Using needle felting technique affix some unspun wool around the white one.

Finally, you need to add the ornaments. For them I've chosen bright yellow and so on my Christmas tree rose big "golden" baubles. I've used the needle felting technique to attach them to the tree. Try to make the decoration well-shaped and voluminous to achieve the festive splendor. 

Once the last little detail is ready all you have to do is put it on the table or another special place and enjoy its warmth and coziness!

Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree for decoration made of natural spun and unspun wool by knitting and hand-felting

Cozy Hand-knitted Christmas Tree for decoration made of natural spun and unspun wool by knitting and hand-felting
XoXo
Mom

2 comments:

Antonella C'est moi said...

great post, kisses

Jeannette said...

Really Beautiful!!!

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