Did you know that you can make absolutely amazing vases from pine needles? We didn't know. And they were pleasantly surprised to see on the Internet such a wonderful master class from the author, Head of the circle. If you often go out into nature, into the forest, you can collect needles and create an incredible decoration for the interior.
So, the floor is given to the author.
1. Today with you we will make a vase of pine needles. I took the very idea and master class from our beloved Internet. Well, I really liked the work !! And then the case turned up! Because of the heavy snow, several branches broke off from a pine tree that grows near the building of our SYUT. It was a pity to throw away the branches with "chic" needles. So I decided to try something "to create". What happened is for you to judge!
2. I brought the frozen branches into the room and waited until everything thawed and the needles were freed from ice and snow, dried out a little. Then I "plucked" all the branches. It is necessary to remove the “caps” from the needles - the ends on the needles with which they are attached to the branch. On MK on the Internet, old, fallen needles are used, which are boiled, and the ends are removed with a napkin. I had "live" ones and I just cut the ends with scissors. It is important to immediately place the trimmed needles in one direction.
3. The needles are ready. Let's prepare tools - scissors, a needle with a large eye, a knife; from the material - a strong thread. Let's get started!
4. Let's start with the bottom. We wrap a bundle of needles (5-10 pcs) tightly with a thread of 5-8 cm (it depends on what size you will make the product), thread the end of the thread into the needle and start sewing the bundle of needles, threading the needle from the inside of the bundle (towards you). For convenience, so that the bundle of needles is consistently of the same thickness, use a "measure". I made it out of a used ballpoint pen, cut off a tube. Then just a few needles are inserted with sharp ends into the tube. The bundle should be consistently of the same thickness.
5. When you have sewn the required number of rows, then smoothly move on to the walls. We sew the subsequent rows a little with a shift. The protruding ends of the needles are then cut off with scissors. It is important when sewing a row, thread the thread between the thread of the previous row, "hook" on the row. If not, the thread will slide over the smooth surface of the needle bunch.
6. So gradually, row by row, we "sew" the walls of our future vase. It is important to learn how to sew the stitch correctly! I'm still not doing very well, although I'm trying. Everywhere in the work you need skill!
7. We reach the top edge and stop adding needles to the measurement. Gradually, the bundle decreases, and we fix the edge of the product with a thread. It is necessary to sew several times along the edge.
8. Here's a vase I got. She is the first and therefore there are many "flaws". There is still much to learn from the masters. It is very pleasant to work with such material - the smell is like in a phyto-bar! All the work is done not in one day, the needles dry out and therefore, before each work, they are steamed in hot water and dried.
9. Enjoy your evening and good luck with your work! Of course, you can't put fresh flowers in this vase, but you can store something in such a paste. As they say, if you pour in the cereal, then nothing will start in it. Moths and bugs cannot stand the smell of tar. You just have to try and make a lid for the vessel.
Here are some more ideas for inspiration. Look what beauty you get!