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!