Saturday, December 5, 2009

Adventures in Felting

Emphasis on the Advent.
Nicole, of Frontier Dreams, had this wonderful idea for an ornamental Advent wreath with felted wool candles. Every year I decorate a large wreath of real greenery for our Sundays of Advent, but I wanted one to hang in the school room above the table. This one was perfect. It's my first wet-felting attempt, hence the uneven, lumpy candles, and yet I'm still pretty pleased with the result.


  1. Awesome! Have a blessed Feast of St. Nicholas!

  2. well no wonder you're pleased. that is great. felt is so forgiving. and i love your "snow". i copied you....but i knew you wouldn't mind.

    and ps. the color of your schoolroom walls is YUMMY. i LOVE turquoise walls. i used to have some shoes that color. in the 80's of course.

  3. Oh WOW!!! Really cool! And it's least on blog...wishing for the real thing...

  4. Dear Nadja,
    I have seen this before and I am planning on using this for our St Lucia crowns this year.
    I just have to find time to make them for the girls to wear.

  5. It's adorable. I still shy away from lit candles with little ones. Your felted flames are perfect!

  6. I kind of like how they are a bit lumpy, it makes them unique and a bit more special. Plus I don't think any of our regular wax candles are perfect, our pink candle for the Advent wreath is terrible crooked we've had to warm it up and try to bend it a few times. It's the imperfections that make it perfect. You did a wonderful job.


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