Twirling Leaves Hanger
The slightest breeze will set this decoration in motion and send the pretty leaves twirling like an Autumn wind. See it in action in the video below. Lightweight nylon is airbrushed with leaf stencils then wire is threaded through the serged or zigzag stitched hem. The beige fabric background make the leaves pop. A swivel jewelry clasp allows the project complete freedom of movement. The hanger pattern as well as instructions are free. You’ll find both at the top of this page.
COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 7 - Mix a bit of red paint to the green and a little green paint to the red to create rich dark autumn colors. Fill paint cups with these two colors as well as a cup with Mocha and one with Orange.
step 10 - Cut two pieces of wire to measure 9'. Avoid curving or creating bends in the wire. With your hands, smooth the length of wire in a straight line as much as possible. Using needle nose pliers, create a small loop on one end of the wire.
For the panels to hang properly, the wire should curve smoothly along the outer edge of the panels by the force and cut of the fabric. The wire does not create the shape of the panels.
Nylon, such as light weight lining fabrics are a good choice for this project because the leaves painted on one side of the fabric will show through clearly on the backside.
- 9443 Orange Paint
- 9446 Red Paint
- 9451 Green Paint
- 9482 Mocha Paint
- paint cups
At Fabric Shop
- 1/2 yard 60" nylon fabric or two fabric pieces measuring 27 x 30
- sewing notions
- Aztek airbrush
- 18' of 16 gauge craft wire
- Martha Stewart Four Seasons stencils
- Scotch Spray Mount Repositonable Adhesive
- swivel lobster clasp
- masking tape
- scotch tape
- printer paper