Capture the last rays of summer sunshine by creating your own sun weave from twigs and fabric.
- Four long sticks (or four wooden dowel rods)
- Variety of colorful fabrics
- Get out into the yard and collect four long sticks that are
roughly equal in width and length. Four-foot sticks are a good
length for a large sun. Remove any leaves or branches from the main
stick. You also can buy wooden dowel rods to use instead if you
- Lay out the four sticks into two intersecting crosses. Use
twine to tie the two sticks tightly in place.
- Combine the two crosses into an eight-point star shape by
binding them together with the twine. Tie them tightly around the
- Cut the fabric into 2- to 3-inch-wide strips. You can either
tie them together before you begin to weave, or tie them as you
- Start with the yarn in the center and tie the loose end to the
center of the branches. Begin to weave the yarn over, under and
around until the entire center is covered.
- Take the fabric strips and start to weave around the branches
by going over and under the first branch, and then over and under
the next branch. Make sure to pull the fabric and yarn tightly as
- Continue to weave over and under the branches until you get
within 1 to 3 inches of the end of the sticks.
- Tie the end of the last piece of fabric tightly in the back of
- Use twine to tie a loop around one of the branches and hang the
giant sun weave up in a tree or on your porch.
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