First of all, let me say that I had this post written up and ready to launch last night. After about 7:00, I completely lost control of my body and collapsed on the sofa- that’s how tired I’ve been these days! I definitely think I’ve been fighting off some kind of sickness which is great! But it’s left me feeling weary near the end of my days. So until I am feeling better, I think I will be posting earlier in the days to make sure I’m getting content out to you all. Anyways, enjoy!
I’ve been working on a few projects to share with you all this month and I couldn’t be more excited for these wee little trees! Like I said, I like to incorporate seasonal decorating in my home. After putting the full on Christmas decorations away, the house was feeling just a little bit sparse. So I have been trying to get a few more little vignettes set up to fill in the gaps. These little trees are some of my favorite pieces I’ve made. They were a little tough to figure out, but I promise with a little patience, they come together in just a few minutes.
01. Yarn or twine of your choosing
02. Jewelry wire
Cute down the corks to the size that you want for you tree trunk. I cute mine down to about a 1/2 an inch. I found that a serrated knife worked best. I just used a sawing motion to cut the pieces down.
Wind the yarn around your fingers until you get the desired height of your tree. I found it worked better to wrap the entire tree 2-3 times. This will give you more material to work with once you go back to trim the shape in.
Measure a piece of wire that you can double of the yarn. Wrap the wire around the exterior of your bundle and twist at the bottom. Don’t cut this because you will need it to attach the stump. I found that if I twisted the whole wire a few times up the tree, it helped to keep the small pieces of yarn in place for the next step.
Cut the loops all the way up both side of the tree. Give your tree a fluff to hide the wire and you should end up with a furry mess like what you see above. At this point, your project will look more like a rodent than a tree but give it a couple of minutes.
Cut down the trees to the shape you want. This is the most challenging part of the project but stick with it. Give yourself a “practice tree” to work on first. Once you have reached a shape that makes you happy, go ahead and push the wire into the cork stump. I found it was easier to make a little “X” slit in the top of the cork before inserting the wire.
That’s all you have to do!
Hope you all enjoy these sweets as much as I did. I love how they work well with my neutral winter decorations. The texture adds just a touch of warm and fuzzy to the room.
Until next time!