Start with a paper plate to make this a woven wall hanging. Then jazz it up with yarn and all sorts of trim -- some rough, some smooth, some shiny, and even some unexpected, such as wire.
What You'll Need:
- Paper plate
- Blunt scissors
- Trims such as pony beads or feathers (optional)
Step 1: Draw a small design in the center of the paper plate with markers.
Step 2: Use a pencil to lightly mark 3-inch increments around the edge of the plate to indicate spacing.
Step 3: Starting about 1/2 inch from the outer edge of the plate at one of the pencil marks, cut a 2-1/2-inch slit toward the center of the plate. Make sure you don't cut into your center design. Repeat around the whole plate.
Step 4: Weave pieces of colorful yarn through the slits. Change colors by tying one color to another at the back of the plate.
Step 5: As you weave the yarn, thread on beads or tie in feathers.
Step 6: When you're done weaving, knot the yarn in back and cut off any excess yarn.
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