“ A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.”
Lyrics O’ Holly night.
In our garden there are always many art supplies to create with. Twigs from our trees, clippings from our grape vines and even corn husk from the corn we grew this year can be used in our Christmas decorations. This year I decided to make a tiny baby Jesus and a twig crib using supplies from out side.
Just collect some small twigs and start out gluing two X’s. Let that dry for a few hours.
Next glue a twig across each twig holding the two together.
After that dries glue smaller twigs all around to form a crib. I used a combination of pine twigs from up north as well as grape vine twigs from here in our city garden.
I needle felted baby Jesus using sheep’s wool. Then I added bits of corn husk to fill the crib.
I also needle felted sheep. I am new at needle felting and don’t get a lot of practice in so it is best to get books and watch tutorials on YouTube from the experts if this is a craft you think you might be interested in. Be warned though…your little fingers will take a beating, or should I say poking. Either way, it is not a friendly art.
But I am having fun learning about this new craft when ever I find time that is. My family got me involved with this when they bought me a felt kit one Christmas. I also got a loom and need to learn how to weave rugs. Just haven’t found the time to start that craft. My family always buys me kits to try my hand at. Like a puzzles to me.
I would eventually love to felt a whole Nativity one day and also a Noah’s ark.
Happy crafting everyone. Remember to try new things, even if you don’t think you can do it, still give it a go and you might surprise yourself. Great exercise for our brain, keeping it healthy too by introducing new skills to challenge it.