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I have been working on a couple of tiny Christmas projects. We are in the middle of moving and I don’t have much time or space for a lot of decorating this year.
So, I decided to go tiny.
You have probably seen the trendy HGTV show, Tiny Houses?
Just watching that show makes me claustrophobic. I like tiny decorations, I do not like tiny houses.
I started my project with some rather tiny balls of wool roving. The wool is thick, unprocessed yarn, perfect for felting.
The first step was to make the balls by twisting the yarn around my hand, then shaping it into a ball. I used several colors of roving for some of the balls and used just one color of roving for some of the others. I used red, green, grey and winter white yarns.
After I made the balls, I used a large sewing needle to secure the end of yarn inside each ball.
The last step was to put the balls of yarn into a single sock and secure the open end with a rubber band or twist tie. The sock needs to be stretched tightly over the yarns ball in order to felt properly.
The balls in their socks were then washed in hot water in the washing machine with a small amount of laundry detergent. The agitation of the machine helps in the felting process. When they were done, I put them in the clothes dryer on the hot setting.
I used different designs for the pins including a snowflake, a star, a tree and just some random designs.
One thing that goes really well with these Christmas decorations are angel wings decor – I’ve even discovered a way to make them myself. The wooden texture is a very nice touch and contrasts with the soft felt!
The glass bowl sits on our coffee table and allows the balls to be admired from all angles. I personally like this sitting next to the diy serving tray that I created. They really bring character to the table and the room!
Who knows, maybe going tiny for Christmas will be the trend next year. Now that I have some time, I’m going to be moving on to my budget curtain project. Check out my tutorial on how to make cheap curtains!
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