This kite can be hung on the wall in a child's bedroom or a playroom, or you can hang it from the ceiling like I did in my daughter's room...
Doesn't it look awesome? She absolutely loves it, and it's really easy to make. Let's get started!
- felt (I used five different 9" x 12" felt sheets.)
- dowels (I used three 12" long, 3/16" diameter dowels.)
- cotton piping cord - 1 yard (I have no idea what size I used. I found this in the bottom of a basket in my sewing closet. There are lots of options for the kite tail... use whatever suits your style.)
- coordinating thread
- glue gun
These instructions are for creating a kite that is 12" wide by 24" long, excluding the tail (It's about 5' long with the tail). All seam allowances are 1/4".
Now, pin the third column to the second column with right sides together, again being careful to match up the seams. Sew down the entire length of the columns.
You now have this lovely felt patchwork to work with...
But first... Since I only had 12" long dowels in my stash, and I needed a 24" dowel for the length of the kite, I needed to do a little work with my dowels. I broke out the Gorilla Glue and some heavy duty packing tape. I glued two 12" dowels together end to end. Once that dried I wrapped it with a piece of packing tape for extra stability. You'll never see it when it's hanging up.
So by now you may have noticed that you didn't really need the bottom felt squares from columns one and three. No worries... you can use those later for the bows on the kite tail.
Once all five bows are made, decide how you want to space them out on your cord, then grab your glue gun and attach them to the cord.
I'm linking up...