Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Tree Crochet Bunting - or is it a Garland!

You know of course that I have been ringing the changes through the seasons this year with various crocheted "buntings" or garlands and Christmas couldn't be an exception could it!

Here is a picture of the fireplace before being bebunted...


This is my new Christmas Tree Crochet Bunting.


Here is the fireplace after being bebunted...


What do you think!


I love it I have to say.  It was harder to work out than I anticipated because I could think how to top each tree or how to link them together.  I tried to add stars to the top, but they needed to be too small to crochet them.  Then I had the idea of a circle a bit like a Christmas tree light atop each one and that looked great.  While I was making these I suddenly realised that I could have a string of lights between the trees and I was set!


The "lights" also look a bit like coloured dots and so I was thinking that I might make a coloured dot garland next year for the summer - thinking ahead already!



Hubby said the trees needed trunks, and I did try and add some, but they didn't suit so I didn't go any further with that idea.  The tinsel is simply a long chain of crochet that is then "sewn" onto the tree using the ends of the chain.

The whole thing is stranded on a double length of thread that is almost the same colour as the fire surround so you don't really see it when it is all hung up.


It has been lovely making different garlands or buntings throughout the year and thinking of different ways to celebrate the passing seasons and celebrations.  I don't know if I will use the same items next year, or crochet things or not.  As well as the idea for the dots, I have an idea for Easter Eggs and some other things, so we will see what 2015 brings as far as mantel decorations goes!

Amy

45 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love all the tinsel colours you used, and loving the word bebunted! x

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  2. Beautifully done, what a clever idea. CJ xx

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  3. I love your bunting - how charming! xo Karen

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  4. Looks absolutely fabulous, Amy. As someone who has neither the patience nor the skills for any kind of craft or artwork (though I did used to make Airfix kits as a boy..) I always admire people who do this kind of thing. And your trees must, surely, be unique? Do I also spot the Tarr Steps over the fireplace? Interesting place - ABAB had a bit about them in September.

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  5. I love your Christmas bunting Amy it is so bright and festive! It looks perfect along the mantle too.
    I have enjoyed reading your lovely blog throughout the year and want to thank you for the lovely comments you leave on mine.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Marianne x

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  6. Fabulous, I love it. I don't think the trees need trunks and the tinsel on the trees looks great.

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  7. Your buntland/garting looks great, very festive. Still no decorations here!

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  8. Your Christmas bunting, in fact the whole mantel display is delightful.

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  9. Your little trees are so pretty ! I didn't get how you fixed them to the mantel - then read it in your post - and still had to go back to the photos to examine them... So cleverly done !! You can hardly (as in : completely not) see the thread !!

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  10. Amy, delightful. Love the colors and also the ornaments that sit on the mantle.

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  11. It's very lovely Amy! I especially like the tinsel and the coloured dots. Bee xx

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  12. I love the trees, very clever.
    A really pretty fireplace look!
    Jane xx

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  13. Very cute, very clever, Amy! I love your darling bunting!

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  14. They look good! Well done - I thought you had blue tacked them all up at first, but I looked closely and spotted the orange thread in one of the photos!

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  15. Ah - that's so cute. It would make me smile every time I walked by. :) x

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  16. What a fabulous idea. Your little trees look lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing to seeing your mantel decorations in 2015!

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  17. These are really jolly! They give the whole fireplace a smile ;) The crocheted garland that you sewed onto the trees reminds me of drizzled icing! Great overall effect Amy. Wendy x

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  18. It came out really cute. I like the way the string blends it so it seems like they're stuck on the mantel. The tinsel on the trees is very clever. Nice job.

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  19. I love these trees! What a great idea. And the dots really ties the trees together so nicely. Cheerful and Christmas decorations at its best! Anna x

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  20. I LOVE your Christmas trees they look so festive for your mantel! You did a great job making them!

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  21. It looks wonderful and so different from anything else I have seen. I love the dinky little owls hanging on the fire guard too.

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  22. It's fabulous Amy....I LOVE it.
    Jacquie x

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  23. How beautiful and original! Merry Christmas!

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  24. It's just darling! I love how you attached it to your mantel. So pretty, fun and festive!🎄🎄🎄🎄

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  25. I think it looks fantastic and I love that word, "bunted", it is sperfect.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  26. Wonderful bunting-I really love it. Excellent idea of the stranded attachment, I did think at the beginning how you had attached the bunting to that beautiful wood without spoiling it-it really didn't show until you mentioned it-even then I had to squint.
    It looks lovely.

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  27. Hi Amy....
    I love your bunting...you should start writing out your patterns...I hear ETSY calling your name!
    Your fireplace is so darn clean...ever had a fire? hahaha!
    I see your giant Teacup there...full of balls...isn't that THE greatest and easiest way to make a room festive?
    Looking forward to your 2015 projects...
    Enjoy your week my dear...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. It looks lovely Amy so festive, what a great idea to put the circular lights, love the owls too. :) xx

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  29. Your little tree bunting is so cute! I kept wondering as I was reading along about how you had hung the trees and the circles. I thought you might have used tape or something. The thread worked great! I couldn't see it until you mentioned it and I looked very closely. I love buntings! I've been thinking of making more and one for Christmas but I've been so busy working on making Christmas gifts. I'm excited to get started on projects after the gifts are done.

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  30. Your tree bunting is fantastic! Sarah x

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  31. Very cheerful, Amy. I've been making a red and white pom pom to go on a Father Christmas hat tonight. It's come out slightly larger than anticipated but as this adds to the humourous effect I think I can get away with it! :o) xx

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  32. I love it! If you really want trunks, why not use brown felt? Felt has a funny way of "sticking" to things so you might not even have to sew it on to the trees.

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  33. It is all looking very festive and welcoming Amy

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  34. That is really cute! I like the little trees and the garland on them.

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  35. Aren't you the clever one...Those are adorable. Very pretty and welcoming.

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  36. So very comfy and homespun...what a special place of love and joy.

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  37. Oh my goodness - love your bunting! And I love the idea of a dot garland for summer. Your trees are adorable & so festive!!

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  38. What a lovely idea. And even better of you have one garland for each season. How fun.

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  39. They are really sweet, Amy. I was wondering if you used invisible thread to string them together - you can hardly see the brown thread you used! So clever! x

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  40. Really love these trees. They look great without a trunk.

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  41. Love your bunting festooned fireplace, it's delightful. :))

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