Felted easter decoration
Fleting is one of the ways to create an original elements for your house decor. And it's also a good way to teach children to craft. You can make a nice garland for Easter.
You will need the following tools and materials
- soft 1 mm thick felt cloth - yellow, purple and peach colors
- felt wool - green, pink and blue colors
- decorative buttons
- felting needle and and a felting mat
- plastic or a cardboard template
- size 10 crochet thread
- stuffing material
- scissors and needle
How to make an easter garland
First of all, prepare the egg template, you can make your own and cut it our of a cardboard, or print out any pattern you likefrom an internet. Also use a swirl pattern or choose another you like. Print it on a cardboard our use a plastic pattern, that are available in the scrapbooking departments
To make the main detail we need a thin felt cloth, felting needle and mat, felting wool
place an egg template on a cloth and mark it with a pencil.
Cut out two details
Place a cloth on a mat and apply a template. Take a small amount of a wool and start felting with a needle, gently punching the needle through the wool and the cloth. With a second hand keep the template in place, make sure that is not shifted. Work thoroughly at the edges of a pattern.
Once the design is made completely, carefully remove the template and the detail off the mat
Do the same with yellow and peach colored felt cloth, choose the contrasting wool.
Worh with other "eggs" to get the matching design.
Use buttons to decorate the elements, choose the colors that match the felted wool. Sew in the buttons
Take the size 10 crochet thread that match the colors of the felt wool. We have to make stitches invisible
To make a cord, that will keep the garland together, join three threads and measure at least 2 meters. This length will be enough to make 50 cm garland, since we have to fold the thread 2 more times. To make a bigger ganrland just multiply the required lenght on 4, that will be a beginning number
Fold the yarn in two and secure the middle ot the thread, f.e. using a door handle, twist the skein until is it firm. Carefully remove the other side of a skein and fold in tn two again. Holding the ends, let the cord spin by itself into the rope
Place the plain egg details on a working surface and using a hot glue gun, glue in the rope to the details
Make the same for other for tother details
Cut out the eggs from a cloth sintepone slightly smaller than egg elements
glue in the sintepone on each of the details
Place the detail with decoration on the matching color and sew in with a blanket stitch
Under the last egg, we should have a long skein of yarn, that we can use for a tassel. Spin it around your fingers as shown on photo
wrap your fingers 3-4 times, leaving about 2 inches left from the last egg element. Tie a knot with a set of three threads
Cut the excessive thread, keeping the knot inside the tassle, make another knot about 1 cm lower
Cut the other side of a tassle
The easter garland is ready