Inspired by the current constellation, copper and druzy trends, Mollie’s very own digi gal, Nina rustled up a DIY using denim scraps and copper thread. Follow the simple steps to create your own far-out phases of the moon garland. What’s more, we’ve included a couple of free printables. Washi tape them to the wall, stick ’em in your journal or crop and set these aspirational prints as wallpapers.
You will need:
• Light and dark denim fabric (or fabric scraps)
• Copper sewing thread
• Gems (for a bit of moon twinkle)
• Baker’s twine
Create moon templates by using something round, like a jar lid, and trace three circles onto a piece of paper – one of these will be your ‘new moon’ template. Cut one of the circles in half to make a ‘first quarter’ and ‘last quarter moon’. With the last circle template, draw a curved line to design a ‘waning gibbous’ and ‘new crescent’ moon – they double as ‘waxing gibbous’ and ‘old crescent moon’ templates, too.
Using your ‘new moon’ template, cut out four light and four dark denim circles.
Using the ‘quarter’, ‘gibbous’ and ‘crescent moon’ templates, cut out one in each denim fabric.
Lay the phases of the moon pieces in order and stitch together using copper thread.
Embellish with stick-on gems or keep it simple – let your crafting style be your guide.
Attach the phases of the moon to baker’s twine, or similar, using small stitches. A good washi tape or glue gun would work for this step, too.
String up your DIY garland above a mantelpiece, by the window or in your creative space. Don’t forget your free printables! Download the free printables here.