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It’s Autumn time and the colors are splendid where we live. I love the crisp Autumn air and the wonderful smells and colors. I felt inspired to make something beautiful that reflected this! My daughter and I made this Autumn Tree Weaving Craft with a small tree branch, yarn and felt.
To make this you need to cut a bendy tree branch and bend it into a circle. Mine was about 3 feet long. I cut it from the tree so it was still flexible. Form it into a circle and tape the ends together with masking tape.
Next you need 15 pieces of brown(ish) yarn for the branches. Cut them about twice as long as the width of the circle.
Tie them along the top of the circle.
Then take all of them and knot them at the bottom of the circle where the tape is.
Now you get to weave! I used different autumn colored pieces of felt for ours, but you can use whatever you have. Bulkier fabric tends to work a little better. I cut ours about an inch wide and long enough to weave all the way through with extra for the ends to tuck back inside This keeps the pieces in place better.
Then just fill it up with fabric strips- you can scrunch them tight together to fill it up more. To make the trunk, just take the ends from your yarn and wrap them up around the pieces making them into branches. Tie off the ends and trim them down.