Doodle Wind Chimes, Free Craft Project

Doodle Wind Chimes, Free Craft Project

Doodle Days #12 –  Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download, DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving

Irish Doodle Pin Cushion Wind Chime

Doodle Days Clay Pot Wind Chimes

This wind chimes will add a touch of country delight to your back porch.  Its quick, easy, and fun to make a large set using graduated sizes of clay pots.

Supplies:

3 1/2″ clay pot
2 1/2 yards of 1/2″ wide burlap ribbon
2 yards of thin gray-brown twine
3 1/2″ gold-colored bells
1 – 3/4″ twine bead
acrylic glue
1 – bamboo kitchen skewer
fine-point marking pen
gold glitter glue

Step 1:  Download your free doodle patterns, here at LSIrish.com.  To discover more free patterns type doodle into the search box in the header of this page.

Step 2: Using a fine-point permanent marking pen, doodle around the lower section of the outside of your clay pot.  For contrast, leave the rim of the pot without decoration.  Work over some of your pattern lines several times to create a thick-and-thin outline effect.

Step 3:  Wrap the thin twin around the bottom edge of the rim three times.  Tie the twine tightly.  Use a few drops of acrylic glue to hold the knot and twine into place.  Allow the glue to dry.

Step 4:  Cut a 2 yard long piece of thin twine.  Thread the three gold-colored bells onto the thread, and move them to the center point of the thread.  Bring the two ends of the thread together, tie a knot with the two  threads about 1 1/2″ above the bells.

Step 5: Slide one 3/4″ twine bead onto the two threads and position the bead above the knot made in step 4.  Tie a knot in the threads that sits on top of the bead.

This wind chimes follows the same step-by-step instructions as
our Doodle Wind Chimes.  The free doodles where printed
on card stock paper, cut, and double-stick taped into place.
This is a quick wedding decoration.

Step 6:  Tie the two twine threads into a third knot the height of your clay pot  away from the top of the bead.  If your clay pot is 3 1/2″ tall, this third knot is made 3 1/2″ away from the bead.

Step 7:  Cut two 1 1/4″ long pieces from the bamboo kitchen skewer.  Tie one piece with a knot tightly above the third knot.  Slide the twine, from the inside to the outside, through the hole in the bottom of the clay pot.  Lay the second bamboo piece between the two twine ends, on the bottom of the pot, and secure with a tight knot.  These two bamboo sticks hold the bell clapper in place.

Step 8:  Hold one end of the burlap ribbon between your thumb and the side of your palm.  Open your fingers as wide as possible.  Wrap the ribbon over your fingers four to five times, leaving at least a 4″ long end.

Step 9:  Carefully remove the wrapped burlap ribbon from your hand and place it, centered, between the two twine threads.  Tie a tight knot in the twine to secure the burlap ribbons.

Step 10: Tie a knot in the twine threads 4″ to 5″ from what is now the top of your wind chime.  Clip the ends to about 1/2″ long.

Step 11:  Working one burlap ribbon loop at a time, turn each loop inside-out.  This gives your ribbon that lovely curl.

Step 12:  Use gold glitter glue to add little dots of bright, sparkling accents to your doodle pattern.  Allow  the glue to dry thoroughly, and your wind chime is ready to hang.

free tracing pattern

Free Doodle Pattern #037

Irish Doodle Pin Cushion Wind Chime

Free Doodle Pattern #038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Doodle Pin Cushion Wind Chime

Free Doodle Pattern #039

 

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Free Doodle Patterns

Free Doodle Patterns

Doodle Days #11 –  Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download, DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving

DIY GiftsPin Cushion Gift

Artist morgue files are more than just a pile of pattern ideas.  Your morgue file is a great place to keep those project ideas that catch your interest.

DIY Gift Pin Cushion Project

 

Supplies:

a ball of scrap yarn
a 3 /12″ clay flower-pot
2 yards of burlap twine
acrylic glue
6 rubber bands
assorted marking pens
assorted glitter gel pens.

Instead of hot glue or white glue, we will be using the rubber bands around the yarn ball to hold the yarn in place against the inside wall of the clay pot.  This secures the yarn tightly into the pot, yet allows you to remove and replace the yarn ball if necessary.

For more free LSIrish.com Doodle Patterns type ‘doodle’ into the search box in the header of this page.

Step 1:  Using a fine point permanent marking pen, doodle assorted designs onto the lower section of your clay pot.

Step 2:  Accent the doodle designs with colored marking pens and with glitter gel pens.  Allow the gel pen work to dry for about 10 minutes before you move  to the next step.

Step 3: Wrap the burlap twine around the underside of the clay pot rim three times.  Tie the ends into a bow and clip the ends to about 2″ long.  Use several drops of acrylic glue to secure the bow and to hold the twine to the pot.  Allow to dry.

Step 4:  Grab those little bits of scrap yarn that you have been saving.  Wrap the yarn into a semi-tight ball … tighter than you would normally wrap for knitting or crochet, but not so tight that the ball becomes excessively hard.  You want your yarn ball about 1/2″ wider in diameter than the opening of your clay pot.  Tie off the end of the yarn.

Step 5:  Place five to six rubber bands around the center of your yarn ball.  Slid the yarn ball into the top of your clay pot so that the rubber bands are about 1/2″ below the pot rim.  Tuck in any loose yarn loops with your scissors.

Step 6:  Your loose straight pins, needles, and safety pins will sit nicely in the yarn ball, while your doodling will add a little sparkle and decoration to your sewing table.

Step 7:  Make another one for your favorite sewing friend!

free craft patterns

Free Doodle Pattern #034

free tracing patterns

Free Doodle Pattern #035

 

free zen doodles

Free Doodle patterns #036

 

Crafting with Gourds by Lora S IrishCrafting with Gourds, Lora S. Irish, available at Amazon.com

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Greenman Pyrography Leather Bullet Journal Project

Greenman Pyrography Leather Bullet Journal Project

The newest project on my table is a step-by-step pyrography leather Greenman, inspired by the fun hobby of bullet journaling.

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Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal CoverOur Greenman Leather Pyrography Bullet Journal Cover is worked on 7 to 8 ounce vegetable dyed leather and laced using waxed linen thread and two bamboo skewers.  The completed journal opens at the bottom, with the lacing for the bullet journal pages on the back of the journal.  You can open the cover and completely roll the cover to the back to have easy, full access to your pages.

28 large-sized, step-by-step photos spread over 7 pages, with complete instructions, a free Greenman pattern, and printable bullet journal pages.

 

pyrography burned leather purseThis project is a great compliment to me recent Greenman Leather Slop Bag Project.  Check it out as the free pattern for this project would create a wonderful design when you are ready to burn your second bullet journal cover.

 

 

Colored Pencil Portraits, Adult ColoringFor more ideas to use with this Bullet Journal Cover project you may wish to check out ArtDesignsStudio.com’s newest E-Project, Colored Pencil Portraits.

146 pages of instructions, patterns, and ideas including 6 in-depth step-by-step portrait projects and 62 patterns for wood spirits, greenmen, shamans, wizards, vampires, dragons, and assorted designs.

On SALE through June 4th, only $9.50
regular price $14.95

Check out our other E-Book on sale in the right-hand nav bar.

 

Colored Pencil Portraits Pattern PackageOr try our Adult Coloring, Pyrography, Carving Patterns Pack which has just the patterns and designs, ready for your next project.

62 line art patterns and designs featuring Wood Spirits, Greenmen, Shamans, Wizards, Pixies, and even Vampires.  Also included is an assortment of fun designs featuring Henna Flowers, Dragons, Winged LIzards, and more. As an added bonus this package includes 12 fully colored or pencil shaded designs to guide you in your craft work.

Ready for you to download to your computer and print from your home printer, available at ArtDesignsStudio.com, Lora S. Irish’s pattern store.

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Let’s Talk Color

Let’s Talk Color

Let’s start this important conversation with a freebie!

Color Wheel 101 by Irish
Color Theory by Irish

Whether you are a wood carver, a pyrographer, or a gourd artist eventually you will be using color.  Color is part of everything we see and understanding how color works – the basics to color theory – insures that your project is vibrant, vivid, and bold each and every time.

skin colors

Over the next few days we will focus on how the eye sees color v. how the eye sees shadows and light, primary colors v. complimentary colors, and color combinations that create intense skin tones.

So, grab your freebie now and have fun reading through the basics.  Tomorrow we will start a fun, step-by-step Mystic Shaman portrait!

Color Theory by Irish

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