Sure the blog title sounds confusing, but as soon as you saw the craft that goes with it I’m sure you now know what I meant.
I was feeling crafty today and so I went through my “Sew It Up” category on pinterest. I came across these awesome embroidery patterns that I had pinned from Urban Threads.com
I had also always wanted to make a spool wreath, so I put the two ideas together and came up with a kick butt little piece of art for my sewing room.
Wanna make one too? LOL
First you need to gather:
some vintage spools
steak knife or exacto knife
glue gun and glue sticks
optional- glitter, elmers glue, printer and paper
Okay warning bad iphone photos ahead, I didn’t want to get glue on my new camera! LOL
1. Start by placing your spools in a heart like shape on the middle of your cardboard and trace around the shape with a pencil.
2. Take your spools off and then draw some little wings on each side of the heart. I used pencil first and then went over it with a black marker so I could trace the wing with paper , cut it out then used it as a template for the other wing.
3. Cut your heart/wings out with an exacto knife. I seem to have lost mine, so I just used a steak knife….very high tech. I then used some acrylic white paint to paint it out so that I would have a white background if anything showed throw.
4. Now cut some feathers out of your batting. I cut three or four long feathers for the ends of the wings, and then just some little u shapes for the middle. I used my paper template that I used to trace the left wing and cut a little “cap” for the top of the wing. I mostly just fudged this and every feather was kind of wonky.
5. Start gluing your feathers on with your glue gun. Start with the wing tip and long feathers.
Then keep going with the bottom row on the bottom of the wing.
Keep going until you reach the top , then add your little wing cap. (see my wing cap in the top of the picture.)
6. When you have both wings done, use your glue gun to attach a hanger. I used measuring tape ribbon. Then glue on your spools.
I added some buttons to the tops of my wings, you could be as creative here as you want….you could add glitter to the wings, hot glue on some scissors or anything else sewing related.
You could leave it plain.
Or print out a little banner and glitter the edges:
I had fun! I hope you craft something cool too!