Yep, things got away from me before I could get this post together. Some family events sidelined my progress, but I did finish my Holidays project!
So without further ado…here is my holiday garland. I wanted to make something festive for our mantel this year that was not super “Christmassy” so to speak. I love decorations that are pretty, homey, warm and cherry. I used colors that are not limited to the traditional seasonal pallet so that we can keep it up all year or use it for any other event or holiday. It will also look adorable in Henry’s nursery at some point!
I started off needle felting the balls, but it was taking forever so I switched to a washing machine method. I loosely made each ball from fluffy wool and then knotted them into a pair of tights. I ran them through the washing machine on hot, and voila! Felted balls. Unfortunately, they came out somewhat misshapen. I did some “repairs” with the needle, but just enough to keep them ball-like enough to string onto some candle wick thread.
I’m pleased with the result. It’s simple, yet pretty and festive!