DIY Moon Phase Wall Hanging
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*
Step 1: Drill 7 holes in the branch making sure they're spaced out. Cut 7 pieces of twine approx. 1m long, then thread through.
Step 2: Pull the twine through the holes leaving more twine towards the lower half. Then double knot it at the branch.
Step 3: 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.)
Step 4: 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.)
Step 5: 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.