DIY phases of the moon garland and free printables

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.

DIY garland: Phases of the moon using denim scraps and copper thread

You will need:
• Light and dark denim fabric (or fabric scraps)
• Copper sewing thread
• Gems (for a bit of moon twinkle)
• Baker’s twine

Step 1
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.

Step 2
Using your ‘new moon’ template, cut out four light and four dark denim circles.

Step 3
Using the ‘quarter’, ‘gibbous’ and ‘crescent moon’ templates, cut out one in each denim fabric.

Step 4
Lay the phases of the moon pieces in order and stitch together using copper thread.

Step 5
Embellish with stick-on gems or keep it simple – let your crafting style be your guide.

Step 6
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.

Free printable: Motivational quotes from Mollie Makes

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.

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