Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe6
Handmade Holidays: Felted Acorn Ornaments
The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better for the environment, and, if you opt to buy, it supports independent artists!
If you want to have a totally handmade holiday, now is the time to get started. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be posting about recycled gifts and giftwrap you can make yourself and great handmade finds for sale!
I just love ornaments! Not only do they look lovely on the tree, they make great little stocking stuffers. In this video, Kim Buchheit of Wildly Wooly shows us how to make acorn ornaments out of felted wool and real acorn caps! You could also use them as pendants, like in the photo above, by just stringing them onto a cord or some hemp and adding a simple clasp.
I wonder if you could use this process with scraps from old sweaters to make it a fully recycled project! If you have your heart set on using wool roving, though, you might look into an organic variety like the organic wool roving from Full Belly Farm.
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by greentea