Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Embroidery Hoop Sun Catcher: Spring

When I saw this project, I knew I wanted to recreate it. I thought that it would be neat to find things from our yard during each season that reflected what we saw around us. Thankfully, GG Mom (the kids' great grandma) had a spare embroidery hoop for us to experiment with. Here's how we did it:

1. Gather some flowers and leaves you may want to use.
2.Press them inside the pages of a thick book and place on a book shelf. I let ours sit for about a week.
3. Cut out two round pieces of contact paper. Clear is best, but I used the regular and it still worked out fine.
4. Do a practice run- arrange your flowers how you think you may want the final product to look.
5. Remove the backing from one side of the contact paper, and arrange the flowers.
6. Remove the backing from the other side of the contact paper and press the sticky sides together.
7. If you get air bubbles, you can pop these with a pin. I actually didn't get any.
8. Stick your sun catcher into the embroidery hoop and hang using a piece of thread.

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