Capture rays of sunshine by creating your own sun weave from twigs and fabric.
There is no better way to soak up the sun than by creating your own. With no right or wrong way to make this giant nature-inspired sun weave, let your creativity lead the way.
Once completed, display the weave outside and allow it to change and weather with the seasons.
- 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 choose.
- 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 center.
- 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 go.
- 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 you go.
- 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 the weave.
- 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.
- Four long sticks (or four wooden dowel rods)
- Variety of colorful fabrics