Monday, October 17, 2011
Christmas Countdown with Wool Hearts - Handmade Holiday - 2011
This is so simple - I don't think that I have ever crafted anything that could be classified as complex - anybody can make these and it is a great project for children as well.
I used wool felt but you could also use upcycled felted wool (think old sweaters) and cut out 24 hearts and one star for number 25. I used pinking shears so that I could just use a simple running stitch around the heart instead of the blanket stitch to save a bit of time but the blanket stitch would certainly look nice as well. Leave a hole to stuff with wool and then finish sewing closed. Don't forget to add a loop for hanging. I am thankful to have Sarah helping me with these.
Next, we are needle felting the numbers on each heart. You could instead embroider the numbers.
We will be putting all of our hearts and star in a basket and then take out the appropriate number each day beginning December 1st to hang on our Christmas tree. But other options would be to have a smaller branch "tree" to hang them or some other creative idea.
I look forward to your sharing. Please leave a link in the comment if you have posted about your project, recipe, plans, etc...
Warm wishes, Tonya