On the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve I’ll be sharing with you some of my favourite Christmas-based crafty activities. (Most of them will be – or have been – tried by me!)
After my mini bobble hats last week, I got the wool out again for this one!:
On The Tenth Craft of Christmas, I will share with you:
This is a little tutorial I found over at Live, Laugh, Rowe. It’s simple but effective and gives you a cute little decoration for your tree – if like me, you always want that little few extra bits on it right at the very end!
I love that wool is so versatile. Even if you don’t want to actually knit with it (though I’d love to learn one day) there’s still so much you can do with it.
You don’t need much for this one. Just a cardboard star, some wool, something to hang it with and (surprise surprise – my new favourite toy) a glue gun. Though if you don’t own a glue gun I think you could probably use PVA to the same effect!
I’ve used the same grey and white stripy twine to hang these as when I hung my pinecones – I like that it’s so subtle and they will match!
As my tree is now red and white (a bit of re-jigging and removing had to be done so that my kittens didn’t eat the blue tinsel) I wanted something that would be versatile and able to go with most colours. I bought this silvery grey with shiny bits and sequins to do something with (to be honest I forget what) so thought that would match most themes.
Here’s what they looked like mid-wrap. I must admit I was slightly concerned that my wool was too thin and that the points wouldn’t get covered properly but I think the tips turned out alright, if a bit loose (I may have singed my fingers a few times on the hot glue to get it in place!)
I think they look pretty decent finished. This Craft wasn’t that complicated or time consuming, but oddly therapeutic, with the constant winding! I think if using PVA glue works instead of a hot glue gun, this would be a good activity to try with the little ones on the build up to the big day.
Here they are on the tree, which is looking more fabulously homemade every day. I really love putting my own ornaments on the tree, I like to know that it’s personalised, no-one else has a tree like mine! (Just one more thing to add tomorrow – and they might be one of my favourites!)
Just make sure your stars are even! Maybe print out a star silhouette to copy to card – I thought I could eyeball it and they seemed okay but you can see how wonky they ended up, almost so much that didn’t post them and tried something else – but where’s the crafty honesty in that? Whoops. They’re “unique” haha!
Not long to go now, I hope you’re all ready and relaxed!
Are there homemade decorations on your tree? I’d love to hear about some of them!