Thursday, October 28, 2010

christmas tree garlands

i have been inspired to celebrate our first year of christmas tree harvesting with having all handmade decorations for our tree at home
no plastic, no imports

i tweaked to suburban jubilee's colour theme idea
ours will be cherry red and turquoise blue

and then i was inspired by clara's herculean efforts for crochet tree decorations

so i firstly decided to dispense with the plastic little beads we normally seem to have,
replacing them with pure wool leaf garlands
in another colour
rather then procrastinate i thought i had better get this post up and some how to's on making your own 
(should you find yourself with that illusive thing known as free time)

i'll need a few more metres of garland !


  1. They look great! I really like the idea of handmade Christmas decor, it will look so much better than the shiny, plastic stuff that's normally used! I will be making a Christmas decoration for each of my friends, not sure what media it will be yet! :) x

  2. that's a great idea Jenny - so much more fun then writing the ubiquitous card

  3. What a terrific idea and whew! tremendous undertaking! But when all of that garland is done & you are relaxed in the coziness of your gorgeous tree with crocheted garland ---- well! I can only imagine how beautiful it will be.

  4. I love the idea of home made decos. :))

  5. These are great! I may have to hunt out my crochet hooks...

  6. Your garlands are just STUNNING - regular garlands don't hold a candle to your beautiful handmade creations!