Monday, June 9, 2014

Silver Lining Sun Catcher

April showers bring May flowers, but we also need rain in June if we want our gardens to grow. This cute raindrop suncatcher is easy to make from plastic crystals, white felt, and metallic fabric--because every cloud should have a silver lining.

First, draw a simple cloud shape on paper and use it as a pattern to cut a cloud from the white and silver fabrics. Stitched the pieces together--wrong sides facing--with a running stitch worked in silver embroidery floss. Stuff the cloud with polyester fiberfill before sewing the pieces together completely. To give the cloud some texture, make a few large stitches through all the layers, tie the loose thread ends in a knot, and trim.


For the raindrops, thread silver floss through plastic drop-shaped crystals and tie them to the bottom of the cloud so they hang at different heights. Add ribbon hanging loop and display the suncatcher in window to welcome the sun or invite a rain shower.


Tip: If your silver fabric tends to fray, apply Fray Check™ or another liquid fabric sealant to the edges, following manufacturer's directions. 

5 comments:

  1. Such a cute craft! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Idea Box!

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  2. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

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  3. Super cute! Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party. I hope you'll come back and share more of your sewing talent with us each Sunday night at 7 PM.

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