Making Christmas decorations in rustic style

Author: Elena Drugaleva

Soon the New Year! And what do all needlewomen do on the eve of holidays? Of course, they create original gifts for friends and relatives, and they also prepare all sorts of beautiful things to decorate their home !!!

We will deal with this now and we will sew simple, highly effective Christmas-tree decorations in the popular rustic style today. It is thanks to a combination of deliberately rough texture of flax, carelessly spattered with white acrylic paint, and delicate cotton lace, silk tassels, pearl beads, these pendants look very unusual and interesting.

So, we need:

  • unbleached linen, white flax and red cotton with fine polka dots;
  • floristic materials (sugar berries and willow twigs);
  • jute splits;
  • coconut, metal, pearl buttons;
  • pearl and red wooden beads;
  • silk tassels (easy to make from silk or viscose yarn);
  • crocheted flowers red and white, 2 pieces of each color;
  • small pieces of cotton lace white and milky white;
  • a bit holofiber or padding for packing.

We take the detail templates (heart, circle and star) and draw them on the linen fabric with a simple pencil directly on the front side. Do not worry, the pencil line is almost not noticeable on the textured surface of flax, anyway then we will tint the suspension with acrylic paint.

From white flax and red cotton we cut out the inner parts of the toys, which we will tune to the main details from gray flax.

Pinning the white and red details on the base and tweaking gently along the contour. This operation can be done manually. For example, a needle stitching the floss threads forward — it will look great too!

We put together the top layer with the applications and the bottom layer of flax, stitch along the contour of the parts, leaving small holes for stuffing with holofiber.

Have you noticed that I do not cut out the details one by one, but I work with them as with a single piece of fabric? This saves time and protects parts from shedding (flax is a very bulk material!).

Now we cut out the details, retreating from the line of 3-4 mm. Along the hole, the allowances for now leave more - otherwise in the process of stuffing this place can spread. We fill toys with holofiber, not very tight. Help yourself with a sushi stick.

We sew up the remained site on the sewing machine. By the way, the line on the outer contour of the part can also be made manually (an option for those who are not very friendly with the machine!)

Cut the remaining "tail" allowance. In order to prevent cuts of our toys, we coat them with white glue. Leave a little dry.

We harvest loops of jute twine. I twisted the thread twice, but you can take a single rope. I recommend forming loops with sewing threads, tying a knot at the base of the loop. It is more convenient to sew such a finished loop then to the suspension.

We put a loop on the pendant and sew it, closing the thread at the base of the loop with a small mother-of-pearl button.

The most interesting moment has come - decor!

I form small elements of decor, stitching lace, sugar berries, flax bast wound into a ring and a knitted flower in layers. Then I put the finished element on the suspension.

When the pendants are ready, using a stiff brush and white acrylic paint, we create a “frosty frost” around the edges of the toy. It turns out very impressive - here and from the boho style there is something, and it seems like a chebbi 🙂

All is ready! Enjoying the result! Friends and acquaintances provided gifts!

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