Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crochet Snowflake Garland

So if you follow me on Facebook at all, you have seen my new obsession hobby of crocheting. I looove making things with my hands and feeling the achievement of finishing a project. I also love making things for others - because Acts of Service is my top Love Language. (Please read The Five Love Languages! One of my favorite books that has taught me so many things!)

So this new love of mine is so fun and relaxing to do in my free time. I've made a baby blanket, a couple scarves, and lately a BUNCH of children's/baby's hats. The hats have been so fun to play with the colors and try different hooks and tension to get the right size. I've been pretty successful so far. I'm really proud of the work I've done. A post will soon come with the pictures of hats.

But I wanted to make a little Christmas ornament or decoration for the first Christmas in our new home. So I went to the Red Heart website and did some searching. This website has lots of cute projects for all skill levels.

After looking at all the cute decorations, I found this Mitten Ornament and decided to try it out. So cute and I thought it would be a good one to try out the intermediate level, because I have been sticking with the beginner/easy levels so far. I did the mitten and the snowflake - and I wasn't wow-ed. I didn't really want it on my tree, even though it was cute. But then I kept looking at the little green snowflake I made and thought, I'll just make a few of these as ornaments. So I went to it. Then as I was making my third one I thought, I'll just make a bunch and make a fun little garland for my mantle!!! Even though it was more work - I went to it!

I think I made 6 green snowflakes and 6 red snowflakes. Soooo adorable - I showed Steve every single one because it was cuter than the last!

So dang cute!!

Strung them all on a piece of yarn.

Up on the mantle.

I forgot that it would overlap with the stockings. Whoops. But I'm leaving it because I love it so much.

The cute fireplace and mantle.
I'd say it's pretty cute for a first Christmas in our new home. And I'm in love with my new little garland. When the room is painted, I plan to make a proper lovely fireplace/mantle setting. But it's good for now.

I hope your season leading up to Christmas is as relaxed as ours. We have really enjoyed our relaxing evenings since we finished our shopping. This week is finals week for Steve, and then we'll be able to really enjoy the holidays! Can't wait! Have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. Looking good! So proud of you for harnessing your inner homemaker. =)


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