I thought it would be a fun idea to make a windsock for every season, by making a kind of plain base design and then swapping out the details. This is the autumn wind sock! I'm definitely putting this cutie out on my front porch. Don't you think it'll look nice with some red and yellow mums and some pretty pumpkins?
Size:4 x 20 inches
- 7-count plastic canvas
- Red Heart Yarn in colors listed in key
- Hot Glue
- Size #1 Barrel Swivel (found in fishing supplies)
- ¼ inch ribbon in matching color
- #16 plastic canvas needle
- Cut plastic canvas according to graphs. Stitch leaves according to graphs. Leaving red section unfinished, stitch windsock according to graph. Once finished, hold the two narrow ends together, overlapping red sections, and finish stitching.
- Overcast unfinished edges of windsock with Warm Brown, and leaves with same color as the body of the leaf.
- Use hot glue to attach 12” lengths of ribbon to one open end of the wind sock, spacing them about 1” apart.
- Cut two 12” lengths of ribbon. Working on the end of the windsock without the ribbons, attach one end of the first piece of cord anywhere to the inside of the windsock. Slide the other end through the loop on the barrel swivel, and attach it directly across from the first end. Repeat with the second piece of cord so that when you're done, the four ends are attached at all four corners.
- Use hot glue to attach leaves evenly around the outside of the windsock.♥
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Ok everyone, I've gotta run! Have yourself a great Labor Day weekend!
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