With Christmas just around the corner some of you will have already prepared your decorations for your tree and home. Meanwhile others, caught up in the busy daily grind, will still be looking for easy but super cute ideas for a quick solution to the annual dilemma: how to decorate the Christmas tree? You’ve got the answer at your fingertips. Read on and I’ll explain.
For a last minute Christmas tree, we asked a real whiz at crafty for help, in other words, Gaia Segattini, best known on the web as ‘Vendetta Uncinetta’. Gaia is an expert at crochet, knitting and she is also a firm believer in handmade eco-friendly items, recycling and good ideas that more often than not count more than material itself. She’s also the Art Director of the WeeKenDoIt manifestation, those that involve handicraft and small businesses. Her blog is extremely popular and definitely worth reading. Not only can you find crochet tutorials but also articles about a women’s world, the sustainability of a certain handicraft and a whole lot more.
For us she’s put the hook and ball of yarn to one side for a moment and equipped herself with scissors and needles to do 3 easy as pie tutorials. The flower, the bow and the wreath that will add that timeless simply chic touch to your Christmas. Gaia has chosen our thermoformable felt for all the decorations. Let’s start with the flower.
Cut 10/12 cm wide 1 metre long strips from the felt or cut the ribbon felt 10cm into 1m strips directly.
Roll up each strip tightly from one end.
Keep rolling until the ribbon rolls by itself. Then fold it in half.
Following the movement of the ribbon, make a spiral in the shape of a rose, secure it with some pins.
With coloured thread sew the rose so that the ribbon doesn’t unravel.
Using another piece of ribbon or leftover felt, cut out 2 leaves of a different colour.
Place the rose on top of the two leaves as in the photo and sew them together to ensure they don’t separate.
Now sew a piece of leather ribbon behind the flower, to be able to hang it on your Christmas tree or somewhere you like best.
And there you have it, a felt flower for your tree in just a few steps.
Isn’t it cute? You can choose to decorate the whole tree with this Scandi-style felt flower or mix it up with the next decoration that Gaia has come up with for us. The bow which you can find just here.