This Christmas why not try making your own festive wreath and garland?
It never ceases to amaze me what you can create with felting wool and a felting needle??? My latest tutorial is this stunning needle felted wreath and garland, which is my take on the traditional dried fruit and chilli garlands we see each year. It’s like magic – a pinch of this, a wisp of that, and a tiny sup song of whatever takes your fancy, throw in a cookie cutter, and a wooden BBQ skewer and et voila!
I love this idea for a festive door decoration. The bright colours of the fruit are so cheerful and would definitely bring a smile to your guests as they come through your front door.
This is such an easy project to do and, although it does take time and patience, the results are beyond worth it! It’s actually really satisfying seeing the fruits take shape before your eyes as you needle felt them layer by layer. You can use different types of wool depending on what effect you’d like to achieve.
This is a step-by-step tutorial and, if you’re new to needle felting, don’t worry because I’m going to walk you through it all as we go. After this post you’ll be ready for any holiday crafting projects!
If you don’t have the wool or needles you can find them here, on the Lincolnshire Fenn Craft website. I have carefully curated my favourite wools to give you the best possible result.
HAVE ALL THE FELTING GEAR? THEN HERE’S YOUR MATERIALS LIST.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Seasonal wool tops and carded wool for your oranges, lemons and chillies.
- Forest green and Christmas red wool top/roving.
- BBQ skewer for shaping your chillies.
- Polystyrene hoop for wreath
- Length of wool yarn for threading your garland
- Round cookie cutter or similar; ideal for perfectly round slices. However, I will also show you how to make them free hand.
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Imagine this combination as the centre piece to your fireplace, and how realistic does that fruit look?
I have split the video tutorial into three easy to follow parts. Hope you love it as much as I did. Subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel for instant notification of new tutorials!
Happy festive felting!