These darling little trees are very easy to make & are made very quickly with precut rug yarn.
- Pre Cut Rug Yarn
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Fold a length of wire in half. I am using 20 gauge, 18” wire. Pipe cleaners also work well for this. Lay your precut yarn inside the folded wire, doing your best to center the strips. I am using a packet of Chartreuse Caron Rug Yarn.
- Pinch the wire together at the fold & leave a small loop so you can insert wire or thread later for hanging. At the other end, twist the 2 ends of wire together.
- Hold the top of tree in one hand & the bottom in the other. Now twist!
- Now it’s time to make your trunk. Roll the cardboard into a tube leaving a hole large enough for the wire to slip into. Secure with glue (hot glue works best here).
- Put some glue inside your tube.
- Slide tube over wire.
Just add some pretty string & hang!
These fetching fellas are two of my favorite embroidered artworks. The blue-eyed gentleman on the left is a reproduction in needlepoint of a painting of a Dutch lifeboat captain by the name, Dorus Rijkers. In his lifetime, Rijkers saved hundreds of people from drowning.
Captain Rijkers is stitched from a vintage WonderArt kit titled “The Fisherman”
The monochrome embroidery is titled “Man Of The Sea”; and was stitched from a crewel kit made in the 70s by Paragon.
This large, colorful embroidery is one of my latest acquisitions.
Picture was created using a crewel kit named “Milady’s Dress Shoppe”. Made by Vogart Crafts in 1976.
Embroidery has lots of details; the napping kitty is my favorite bit.
Knitting needles that have lost their mates make excellent plant markers. I use these giant needles to mark plants while I am weeding a new bed.
Eventually, I think I will be creating a border from them and other found objects like old screwdrivers, forks and various other odds and ends.
Rusty metal embroidery hoops make for pretty garden art.
Vintage curlers re-purposed to hold embroidery thread
Making use of an old silverware box.
Repurposing a clementine box.
i don’t really know what this guy is called, but Bee Moth seems fitting.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Chipmunk