To Make a Wall Hanging / Winter

 

     Hi there! Today's project is a super fun seasonal wall hanging DIY! I was loving the look of wall hangings with natural elements (like branches) that I had been seeing on Pinterest, so I decided to craft one of my own. Check out how below!

Materials:

- a smallish branch

- air-dry clay

- white paint + glaze

- twine

- a pencil

Directions:

1. Roll out a golf ball sized piece of clay, and trace out a diamond shape into it using a pencil. Remove excess, and poke a hole through the top part of the diamond to create a place for the twine to go through. Repeat until you have 5 shapes cut out, as shown above.

2. Let dry overnight, then paint and glaze, if you wish!

3. String onto the branch, in an alternating pattern. Double knot everything here!e

4. Attach twine to your branch for hanging, and enjoy!

To Make a Wall Hanging (with Bailey!)

 
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     Good morning! I wanted to share a little craft I did with Bailey the other day, to get her introduced to playing with string and knots. It didn't turn out super cute, but Bailey loved it and had fun messing with the twine.

Materials:

- twine, or string of some kind

- a dowel rod

Directions:

Step one - cut all of your twine into even, foot long pieces. Then, attach them to the dowel rod with double knots. I would loop it around, and then have Bailey tighten each one. It's fun for them to participate in any way!

Step two - start tying single knots in any pattern with your twine. Again, I looped them myself and had Bailey tighten them. She loves pulling and tug-of-war at the moment, so she would tighten them as much as they would go and just keep pulling!

Thanks for reading!