DIY Moon Phase Wall Hanging April 25 2019, 0 Comments
We took a spin on our Moon Phase Paper Garland featured in our Craft Book, Craft It Up, and made it into a more durable decorative wall hanging piece. We're using this not only as decor but as a learning tool for Yaseen this Ramadan.
We used a diy clay recipe found in Craft It Up but any air dry clay or even salt dough will do. (Pinterest has many great recipes too.)
What you need:
- Small Branch
- Wooden Beads
- Felt (cut in moon phases)
- Clay Moons
- Glue Gun
- Drill (optional) See Notes if you don't intend on using a drill*
Drill 7 holes in the branch making sure they're spaced out. Cut 7 pieces of twine approx. 1m long, then thread through.
Pull the twine through the holes leaving more twine towards the lower half. Then double knot it at the branch.
Insert 2 wooden beads through each string. Carefully layout where each moon will be placed. Then cut the remaining string. (I used the beads as a measuring aid to allocate each moon correctly.)
Flip the branch around, then glue the string in the centre of the moon, followed by the felt piece. (Double check the moons reverse positioning before gluing.)
Add a bead at the top then tie a loop.
If you want to skip the drilling you can. Just tie the 7 strings on the branch. Follow through the rest of the steps. Then tie another string on each side of the branch to hang.
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