There is something so special about home-made Christmas tree decorations, particularly if it is a gift for someone. Here are our mini Christmas wreath decorations that we made as a gift for Ted’s dad this weekend. We had a lot of fun making them, and made one each. Once we had got started, Ted did pretty much all of the making himself, which was great for both his concentration and confidence. He chose the coloured wool himself, wrapped the wool round the hoop and threaded cotton onto the mini baubles. Ted was thrilled with the result and has proudly given them to his dad and they are already on our tree. We both loved the idea of transforming an old curtain ring into something special and is was fun to make a decoration alongside each other.
- Old wooden curtain ring
- Coloured wool
- Tiny decorations to add onto your wreath
How to make your own
- Choose two or three different coloured wool; Ted chose red, white and green and I chose red and white
- You will need a section of about 2m each if you are using 3 colours or 2.5m if you are only using two.
- Cut wool to desired length and then tie wool together at one end – this stops the wool slipping
- Tie wool onto top of wooden curtain ring – where the brass loop is.
- Start wrapping wool through and round the ring, continuing in one direction until your ring is totally wrapped in wool.
- When finished, tie off the wool leaving extra to tie to make a loop to be able to hang your decoration from a Christmas tree
- Add mini decorations to the bottom of your wreath – we tied on some really tiny decorations