Preparation for the New Year has already begun! Soon all the houses will decorate the main heroine of this holiday - the Christmas tree. But it must also be decorated. Multicolored shiny balls, candy, snowflakes - all this gives the Christmas tree an elegant look. There are many ways to make Christmas decorations with your own hands, today we will consider the netting of latex rubber bands. Namely, we will weave a Christmas wreath to decorate the Christmas tree.
Tools and materials
We will need:
- rubber bands of two colors;
We need only two rows of the machine, soone take off. We set the machine so that its open parts are facing to the right. Let's define four columns with which we will work. Now, we fold the green rubber band twice and put it on the first upper column, turn the figure eight and stretch it onto the second lower column. We take the second elastic band of green color and in the same way we put it on the second upper column and the first lower one. Now we need to put together all the elastic bandsfour bars. We put one green rubber on the first lower column and stretch it to the first upper column. Do not twist the elastic band. Then one rubber band is put on the first upper column and stretched it to the second upper column. We put on the second upper column and reach the second lower one. And we put the elastic on the second bottom and reach the first lower one. The sequence here does not matter,the main thing is that the rubber bands connect all the columns. Now we take the bottom two loops from each column. As a result, there should be two rubber bands on each column. A new layer is put in the same way in a circle. This time, we skip the step with the fitting of the rubber bands by the figure-eight. We remove the bottom layer the same way. Two lower rubber bands. Thus, we sew two more layers. When we tie four rows, we set the machine aside for a while and take the hook. We need to make balls. For them, you can use any colors you like. We'll take the red one. Take the two rubber bands in red and put them on the hook three times. Now we hook one green rubber band with the tip of the hook and place all the red rubber bands on it. Next, we'll put the layer on again. We do it exactly the same, but on the second upper column we will put on not just a green rubber band, but the elastic band on which the ball is put on. We place one end of this gum on the second upper column, and its second side on the second lower column. On the remaining columns we put on as usual one green rubber. Remove the bottom layer. Again, we sew another four rows of green rubber bands, as usual. Then in the same way add one more redball. Again, weave four rows of green rubber bands and add the ball. And again, we shave four rows of green rubber bands. Carefully place all the loops from the machine to the hook. Now there are eight loops on the hook. We put on the tip of the hook one green rubber band, put the second side on the finger, place all the hinges on it from the hook. The second side of the finger on the hook. Now we have two loops on the hook, we hold the first under the second one, and we get a knot. The wreath can be removed from the hook. Straighten your fingers with balls of green rubber bands. We had to give the wreath a circle shape and attach a bow to it. We fold the wreath, connecting its two ends. Make sure that the balls are directed at us. Now we put the hook under two loops at the right end of the wreath. Grasp the loop from the other end of the wreath and pull it through the loops on the hook. The wreath is ready, it remains only to weave the bow and fasten it. In order to weave a bow, let's take the red gum, since the balls are red. We put the red elastic on the hook once, and then three more times. There are four loops on the hook. We take another red rubber band, add it twice and place four loops on it from the hook. We put the second side on the hook. There are four loops on the hook. Again, fold the rubber twice and push it to the four loops from the hook. The second end of the rubber band is put on the hook. And on the hook again four loops. So we sew another eleven times. That is, only thirteen times. The hook from the rubber bands can be removed. We have two erasers sticking out on the right and two on the left. We make a hook in two eyelets on the right. We count four rows from the beginning of the weaving and put the hook into the weaving. On the side we have two loops that are not hooked. We place them on the tip of the hook. That is, on the hook two rubber bands on the right, in the middlewoven weaving and two gums on the left. We take the red gum, fold it in half, hook it on the hook and stretch it through all the loops on the hook, including the weaving. Photo 11 Now on the hook four loops. Again, we hook the red rubber band folded in half, the second end of it is left on the finger. We draw it through all the loops on the hook, the second side from the finger is placed on the hook. So we weave eight more times. We remove the weaving from the hook. We again have two loops on each side. We put the hook in the right. Next, we put the hook into the center of the weaving, as ifpiercing it. Now we hook two left hinges that hang in the air. Just like last time, the hook has two loops on the right, a weave and two loops on the left. Again, add the two rubber bands in red and use the hook to loop them through all the loops on the hook. We put the second side on the hook. Again, add the red gum and conduct it through all the loops on the hook. So do it two more times. Now we take one elastic, do not add it and conduct it through all the loops on the hook. There are two loops on the hook, we conduct the first through the second loop. It turns out a bundle, tighten it. Straighten your fingers and hide the sticking loop. We put the hook into the weaving and, having hooked this loop, we hold it inside. It remains only to attach the bow to the wreath. To do this, turn the bow with its back to itself, we find two horizontal loops in the center. We set up a hook through them. Two green rubber bands are put on the hook and run through these horizontal loops. These green rubber bands should be placed vertically with a bow. We hook in two upper green loops, which are worn on the bow. Apply the bow to the wreath. Hook the hook that loop, which ended the wreath. We pass it through the loops on the hook. Place the elastic on the finger from the hook. We find two lower green loops, which are placed on the bow. They are below us under the wreath. We set up a hook through them. Hook the rubber band from the finger and conduct it through the hinges on the hook. Carefully tighten the eyelet. We take out the hook. Christmas wreath is ready!