Don’t you just love it when you hear the Post Van stop in front of your home! It stopped in front of our home yesterday and we all rushed to the front door to collect the package that Mr Post Man had delivered. Kitty ripped it open to find the gorgeous felt we had ordered from A Child’s Dream Come True… beautiful wool sheets dyed using natural plant dyes.
There’s something SO magical about the colors you get when you use Mother Earth’s own! They are wonderfully bright and vivid but with a softness to them that is unique to natural dye. Oooooo, we were so excited to get started on all the Christmas ornaments we want to make for this year’s Christmas tree.
This colorful felt Christmas tree is our first handmade Christmas ornament of the year… isn’t it wonderful!!
All we needed to make it was our colorful wool felt (from A Child’s Dream Come True), a little brass bell (found at a garage sale), a needle and thread and a pair of scissors.
We cut the wool felt into circles… each one a slightly different size, starting with a very small circle for the top of the tree. Kitty had a very good idea and used a circle to measure the size of the next circle… just a tiny bit bigger than the one she had just cut. I LOVE to see creative critical thinking in action!
The biggest circle is a little bigger than 2 inches in diameter and the smallest one is tiny.
When about 40 felt circles have been cut out, Kitty stacked them one on top of the other, starting with the largest circle and finishing with the teeny tiniest one.
She threaded her needle with the hemp thread and tied a knot in the end. Then, one by one, she passed the needle through the center of each felt circle, starting with the biggest first and pushed each circle down to sit on the knot.
Then it was time to sew the little bell onto the top of the tree.
I love to see the look of accomplishment on Kitty’s face… it was a labor of love and she is so proud of her creation.
Check back again soon to see what other gorgeous things come out of our beautiful felt.
Blessings and magic,