Sheep Fiber Christmas Trees

It’s no secret I love my Jacob sheep.  Everything about them makes me smile and I’m always excited when lambing season arrives.
It’s a fun time of year to watch the mother’s give birth and tend to their young in a natural environment.

Every year sheering season gets a little grander and I often wonder what I’ll do with the fiber. Thankfully my daughter’s blanket, The Art of Wool took up most of the fiber we’ve sheered.

I always keep a small batch and use it with my own little projects like these Fiber trees.

Last year I made these Christmas trees and I had every intention of adding to my collection, but decided to enjoy the simplicity from those I already made.

I also added a few burlap trees for a pop of color.

How Do You Make Them?

Originally I was going to use Styrofoam cones purchased at the craft store. When I saw how much they wanted for one I decided to make my own.

The cone involved white poster board, scissors, and tape.

The goal is to cut the paper to size and roll into the shape of a cone and then tape in place. A stapler would also be a good connection option.

Adding Sheep Fiber

Start with clean Jacob fiber, we hand wash ours and let it air dry on a towel.

In small sections apply craft glue then cover that space with pieces of fiber until the cone is finished.  Once the glue is dry the trees are ready for display.  It’s really that easy!

Burlap Trees

I purchased the burlap at the fabric store and cut into pieces; I’m guessing you could do the same with ribbon.  Application is the same using craft glue beginning from the top of the tree and working my way towards the bottom.  It’s a wrap around application and pretty quick once you get the hang of it.

Sheep Fiber Christmas trees are a simple way to add a little nature to your festive decorating, for me it’s just fun bringing a part of the farm indoors.

Create unique sheep fleece christmas trees for natural decor right from the homestead. #ChristmasTrees, #SheepFiber

10 comments

  1. Those are so cool! I loved how you made your own cones with poster board–because then you can make your trees any size you want and you're not restricted to the sizes of the Styrofoam cones you can find.

    Thank you for linking up to Anything Goes Monday!

    1. Thanks for sharing – I really enjoyed making these trees course I really like raising sheep so anything we can do with their fiber in the home is a bonus. Those poster board cones are easy to make too and better yet you can stack them when it comes time to store. 🙂
      -Carole

  2. Ana Lopes says:

    Lovely ornaments!!!
    I wish you and family a Merry Christmas!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  3. These are so beautiful and unique! Very well done indeed! I love sheep — I wonder if our condo board will allow me to have a few *wink*.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #CHRISTMASbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening and a very Merry Christmas!
    xoxo

    1. Merry Christmas to you too! Sheep are fun and we're approaching an early lambing season so I'm excited!
      -Carole

  4. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
    This will be my featured post tomorrow! Feel free to pick up your featured button.
    Hope you join us again!

  5. Och…these Jacobs sheep fiber trees are adorable! Do you sell your fleece? I have some "white" fleece from a farmer down the road. (I'll never clean my own fleece again. ugh.) But, I just popped over from the FTF Hop and I also see you've a quail book! I'm wanting to add quail to our homestead next so I'lve got to check that out!

    ~Honey

    1. I love my sheep just had new lambs born earlier this week. I haven't sold fleece in the past but as my flock grows I'm considering it. We begin sheering in April so check back on that. Cleaning fleece is nasty to be honest but it's neat to because once all the dirt washes away you get to see how amazing their wool really is. These trees were fun and I'm thinking of making a really big one, just not sure I'd want to store it from Christmas to Christmas. Thanks for stopping by I enjoyed your comment. Quail are Fantastic! -Carole

  6. And…I bought your Quail pdf! Looking forward to reading and learning more about quail! 🙂 ~Honey

    1. I just saw that and thank you so much. You ended my day with a smile, just sent it out to you. 🙂 I love these birds and you'll find this guide to be extremely helpful to getting started, there's even a checklist at the end. I actually prefer them over my chickens. Hope you have a great evening. -Carole

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