The Sentimental Wind Dancer


If you’ve been following me for some time, then you know I love to create things out of my sweet Alie Marie’s old blankets and clothes, ya know, the ones that are just too stained to donate.  It’s just so much sweeter, right? 
Some old posts of baby blanket and baby clothes craftiness! 
Baby Blanket Art
Fabric Rosette Tutorial
Rosette Spring Wreath

At World Market one night I saw this adorable ribbon wind dancer.  I knew I wanted to make one.  Then, I thought I could do this with strips of Alie’s out grown clothes and old blankets.  


I cut my strips and then made a circle from a piece of cardboard.  I attached monofilament cord to the circle.

Then I tied the strips to the circle. 



This is what it looks like hanging up.

Pretty cute eh?  Here check out what it looks like on the patio!






What do you think??  We, Alie and I LOVE it!!  It’s perfect for Spring or Summer!

NOW, for the lessons learned in making this: First, you’ll want to reenforce your cardboard circle or use strong plastic or wire for the circle.  My cardboard circle is already bowing in places.
Second, after striving for PERFECTLY cut strips of fabric, I decided to just cut them thinking I would trim them up after.  Then realizing I liked the unevenness of them.  I think it gives it a “Shabby Chic” kinda look. 

I really want to make a few more now for Alie’s room.  I think they would look great hanging from her ceiling.

The FABULOUS Kate of Centsational Girl is hosting the Outdoor Ideas Party portion of the Home May’d Link Party Series.  I am linking this beauty up.  Get your Outdoor Ideas ready!  I hope to see you there! 




 

There is a TON of awesomeness up for grabs!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
 








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11 thoughts on “The Sentimental Wind Dancer”

  1. Hi! So perfect! I've got 4 kid and baby blanket that I just can't get rid of. Great idea!I'm a new follower, and I found you through Thrifty Thursday blog hoppers. I look forward to seeing more from you!Alisahttp://asterriskjewelry.blogspot.com/

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