The fiber arts group I’m in was tasked with creating ornaments small enough to attach to wreaths, as part of the organization’s annual fundraiser. They all needed to incorporate fiber arts, nature, local history, or farm life in some way. Into the stash I dove!
I used up my vintage wooden spools, wrapping them with my handspun yarn and attaching string with varying beads, knots and/or hot glue. @loves2experiment sent me these great wooden “handmade” tags, so I tied them on the bigger spools with clear fishing line.
Instead of handspun, this one uses up a glittery thick thread and turtle charm I’ve held onto for too many years.
Next I used the crazy nut-caps I collected last year to top some almost-acorns. I still don’t know what the tree is they’re from. ETA: bur oak!
Little felted balls hung from clear fishing line, from yarns and batts folks had sent me in past swaps:
I had some ruby slipper-inspired felted beads left over from my Wizard of Oz art yarn project of many years ago, so I felted them some more to get the shape right and then stuck them inside the three gorgeous bead-caps I’d been hoarding away.
Finally, I used the remainder of my bark-colored fiber, plus some salvaged-from-the-laundry moss-green fiber scraps to make this little fallen branch in the woods. Someone sent me the mushroom in a swap at some point, I’m so glad to finally use it!