Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas in July with All Things Random and Beautiful

Welcome to Christmas in July! A fun Series to get us all inspired for my favorite holiday!
It is never too early to start planning for Christmas!  
Today we have NJ from All things random and beautiful
Hi, I'm NJ and I blog over at All things random and beautiful. I dabble in a little bit of crafting, which is a recent hobby and a lot of baking, which I enjoy very much! I hope that you will stop by my blog and check out some of the random things I enjoy doing.

I am so excited to be part of the 'Christmas in July' series, particularly as its the first one of its kind I've attempted and am so thankful to Fawnda and Jeannine for having me here.

Back along when I first started crafting a few months ago, I came across a tutorial for a jersey knit bracelet on V and Co's website. When I first tried one, I tucked away a thought to try and make one with a chunkier fabric for Christmas as a DIY wreath and I had the perfect green cardigan which had seen better days, that I used for this project!

I cut six strips from my cardigan. Approximately 1 inch wide and 48 - 50 inches long. You so don't have to be accurate with this, a bit here and there does no harm. 

Then fold over the end of the strip and cut out an eyelet like so. Do this for all of your strips.

Now, the actual finger knit is very easy to do, but not so easy to explain in I'm linking you into a video that the lovely Vanessa has done at V and Co here.

I did a two finger knit for this and it started to look like this.

When I'd finished, I tied off the knot and had a wreath like so.....tie up the ends together to form a little loop so that you can hang it up.

I had some pine cones lying around which were collected by little miss J on a walk one afternoon.  I brushed them with some watered down PVA glue and then dusted them with very fine white glitter.
Then I made some rosettes with red felt, which I learnt from my friend Isa (full tutorial here), and dressed it up with some silver little glue for a festive look!

Some hot glue helped stick it all up to my fabric wreath and tada - an upcylced Christmas wreath or you could make a smaller circle and use it as a candle holder!


1 comment :

Blissful & Domestic said...

How cute what a perfect little ornament or decoration. I love it!

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