Boiled Wool Christmas Tree Ornaments

Sometimes Crafting and Thrifting go hand in hand.

Like the time I found a beautiful green, boiled wool jacket.

Green boiled wool trees

The jacket was almost free so the price was certainly right but I'm not a boiled wool jacket kind of lady so I had another idea for this great jacket. 

I got out my scissors and started cutting.

green boiled wool jacket

I cut enough triangles out of this jacket to fill a basket.

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Cutting boiled wool is easy and it doesn't ravel. 

I sewed each of the triangles around 2 sides leaving the bottom open for stuffing.

I used Polyfil pillow stuffing and stuffed each triangle. 

boiled wool fabric

Before I closed the third side with a quick hitch stitch, I added a distressed clothespin for the stem.

A rusty bell finished off the top for a little junky bling.


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large and small boiled wool christmas trees

The little boiled wool tree ornaments are perfect for tying to a package or add a string at the top and hang from a Christmas tree. 

I love them as bowl fillers for Christmas! 


boiled wool Christmas trees against a basket

Beautiful too in a bowl or basket on display.

They were super simple to make! 


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This basket full of trees is going to be sold at a local craft fair.

boiled wool Christmas trees in a basket

A great use for a great old jacket!

Update:  They sold like hotcakes at the craft fair! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .