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!
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.