Easter felt decoration

Пасхальное украшение сделаное в технике фелтингаFelted 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
  • glue

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
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To make the main detail we need a thin felt cloth, felting needle and mat, felting wool
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place an egg template on a cloth and mark it with a pencil.
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Cut out two details 
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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.
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Once the design is made completely, carefully remove the template and the detail off the mat
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Do the same with yellow and peach colored felt cloth, choose the contrasting wool. 
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Worh with other "eggs" to get the matching design.  
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Use buttons to decorate the elements, choose the colors that match the felted wool. Sew in the buttons
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Take the size 10 crochet thread that match the colors of the felt wool. We have to make stitches invisible
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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 
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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 
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Place the plain egg details on a working surface and using a hot glue gun, glue in the rope to the details
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Make the same for other for tother details 
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Cut out the eggs from a cloth sintepone slightly smaller than egg elements girlyanda yayca 15

glue in the sintepone on each of the details 
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Place the detail with decoration on the matching color and sew in with a blanket stitch 
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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
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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 
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Cut the excessive thread, keeping the knot inside the tassle, make another knot about 1 cm lower
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Cut the other side of a tassle
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The easter garland is ready
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Tags: Easter

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