This Christmas I really wanted to show how you can get creative with decotrating! Thanks to the lovely people at Hobbycraft, I have a fun Christmas Tree Garland to share today!
This post contains items which I have been gifted*. All opinions are my own.
I have several handmade decorations I get out every Christmas, and there’s something so nice about having something completely unique, which is why I wanted to share this fun handmade decoration kit!
Christmas Tree Garland Sewing Kit
I was kindly gifted this fun felt Garland Sewing Kit* from Hobbycraft; and HOW cute is this!
It’s all so sweet and comes pre-cut! I really love the mix of colours and the variety of decorative elements!
The kit contains:
- Triangular felt tree pieces
- Brown tree trunk felt pieces
- Pom pom embellishments
- Buttons for hanging and decorating
- Ribbon pieces for decorating
- Ribbon piece to cut for hanging loops
- Long ribbon piece
How to make them
To sew together, (some of the colours of felt are harder to sew than others,) there are a couple of methods you can use, I chose to blanket stitch the two pieces of each tree together and to embellish them once they were finished, though of course you could do this whichever way you prefer.
In the end I did add in a couple of things myself, purely because I wanted my trees to all look the same, so I added in some ric-rac ribbon and a handful of extra pompoms from my stash.
To assemble, I sewed the fabric, buttons and ribbon pieces, and used tacky glue to add the pom poms (glue also from Hobbycraft, though from my stash this time! I swear by their tacky glue, it’s one of my staple craft items!)
One thing I really like, is that the bunting simply loops onto the ribbon which you sew buttons on to. This will make it so easy to store away for next Christmas without getting everything tangled! I placed the buttons a measured distance apart to display the bunting in the front window of the house, and I love how it looks – (apologies for the slightly bad photo, we have had abysmal weather this week! I will replace when I can) You get the idea!
What do you think?
For more handmade Christmas decorations check out this post.
I moved them up to the top of the window as the cats were a fan! Here’s a night photo: I thought overall this kit was great! It was a nice small project to chill with during a couple of evenings, and I really liked the colours, and the variety of embellishments.
This fun kit would make a great gift or stocking filler, for a crafter, the age recommendation is 14+ which seems a little high for me, I’ve been sewing by hand since I was 7, so I think really it depends on ability, though as I say some of the sewing was more difficult. The decorative aspect would definitely be fine with kids, under supervision anyway.
Have you made bunting at home? Christmas or otherwise, why not share a link in the comments, or tag me on Instagram in a pic!
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