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.

6 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.
    Blessings

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I do so appreciate it! I usually respond to questions in the comments section, so check back if there is something you wanted me to respond to!