So, my philosophy is ' if you've found something you love then share it! '
Here's the tutorial, written with a bit of humour, and I hope you love making one of these as much as I did!
Other people may have different ways of making these, this is just my idea, and so please respect other views too.
You will need :
A pair of scissors ( found in the kitchen drawer ).
A pair of pliers ( strategically ' borrowed ' from the partner's tool box ).
Some crafting wire ( available from any good craft shop ).
A pile of pretty fabrics ( available all over the place ).
Firstly you will need to make your basic chosen shape ( a circle is the wisest choice ) with your craft wire and pliers, using the pliers to secure the ends the best way you can. I also used the pliers to flatten out the circle shape and the craft wire is quite easy to manipulate so you shouldn't have any problems.
For the purposes of this tutorial I've made my circle shape to 8cm in diameter and my fabrics strips are 20cm.
*Please note that for future attempt's you may want to increase your circle size and you can then judge how long and wide to make your fabric strips ( and how many...if you run out you just cut a few more ).
Carry on until you can no longer fit any more fabric strips to the circle.
You should now have something that resembles this!
It looks quite the mess doesn't it? Don't worry! You're now going to go around both the inside edge and the outside edge, giving it all a bit of a hair cut.
So, start on the inside and take your scissors and start snipping 1-2cm from the ends. Be careful when you do this so that you're snipping the right ends, make sure none of the strips have turned back to front. Then start snipping the outside ensuring all of the ends are roughly the same length.
The beauty of these is that they don't have to look perfect!
Now you can tie a piece of ribbon or ric rac to it, around the original join, and it's ready to hang.
Now go and hang it somewhere everyone can see it ( and how clever you are! ) and have a go at some more!
I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and any questions please ask here or speak with me directly on my Facebook page.