Sunday, November 15, 2009

Handmade Wool Wreath Christmas Ornaments

Here is an easy Christmas craft idea...
Another wool project...sorry about my current obsession, but aren't they cute?
I love these wreaths...the smaller ones are about 4 inches in diameter, the larger ones 5".

First I went through my felted wool sweater collection and cut 1" squares from all sorts of colors. Then I just strung them together with either quilting thread or around 20G wire.....I used 50 squares for the smaller wreath and 60 for the larger one. Then I just tied the wire or thread together. I used a tutorial here from Alpha Mom.
That site has some great ideas!
Aren't they nice?
I am linking to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land and Twelve Weeks of Christmas at Red Writing...be sure to go by and check out these great sites!

22 comments:

Sarah said...

Those are adorable. You wool woman!! Are you going to use those for your tree this year?

Jen said...

stopping over from TWOC. I Love these...I just saw them at a craft show this weekend, and am so glad I didn't buy one, I can make my own. Looks like something I can have my girls make with me. Thanks for this post and idea.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

These are lovely--so creative!

Jenny said...

These are super cute. I love the felted wool look.

Holly said...

I've just started felting old sweaters and repurposing them...this is a great way to use up the scraps. Really cute!

Delightful Dwelling said...

What a cute idea!

Carrie said...

Cute idea! I love the colors!

Julia Stainton said...

Very fun and cozy looking! great idea!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

very, very cute! Love this idea!
gail

April but some call me Prilyy said...

so soft looking, loves it

Robin said...

lOVE THESE!!!!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Those are sooo cute. I love them!

Red Writing said...

Treat for you over at my place!! Thanks for sharing these--they are great!~

www.redswriting.blogspot.com

laterg8r said...

those are awesome TFS :D

Sandy said...

These are great! Congratulations on being the Week 7 winner!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh these are so cute! I might have to try these out this weekend.

janice said...

CUTE!!! thanks for sharing.

janice

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

Love this idea! What a great way to use old wool sweaters. I am gonna check out your other wool projects.
Stopping by from the Parade of Ornaments over at Censational Girl.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love these. Even smaller they would be adorable as napkin rings.

I hope that you will come by and see the ornaments I made: pearl encrusted star, crystal and button ball and an anthro inspired tree topper.

Centsational Girl said...

Oh my, I wish you'd make me one slightly larger so I could wrap it around my neck and stay cozy.... These are absolutely charming and truth be told I got a little teary cause my mom made a few similar to this when I was a kid. Sadly, she threw them away years ago, and I wish I had a few to treasure now. May yours be treasures for years to come !

Thanks for linking
Hugs
Kate

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Those are so fun! The more color, the better :).

Jill said...

These are so cute! I'd love to find various shades of green sweaters to do this with! :)