Project #2: Nature Craft using seedpods
Sweet Woodland Sprite
Time: 10 minutes maximum
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Last year, I was lucky enough to be involved in a seasonal swap, where the task was to make and send a small handmade parcel for one lucky (new) swap friend. My gorgeous parcel included a tiny calico bag of seedpods, including these ones with the long stem. I’ve been wanting to find the perfect nature craft using seedpods project for them and this is it. Perhaps you can find a similar seedpod where you live… (Anyone know what tree these come from?)
I broke off part of the stem, leaving just enough to hold a bead upright.
I then cut out a spiky triangle pattern like this from a scrap piece of yellow cloth. (Mine was about 5 cm long, 2 cm in width)
I ran a gather stitch along the straight edge, keeping my needle and thread as close to the edge as I could. Then I pulled in the two ends of the cotton to make a round that would fit the sprite like a golden coat.
I painted the tip and the top end of the seedpod with PVA glue to keep the bead firmly in place, then placed the felt coat to sit firmly around his ‘shoulders’.
Then added another little seed from the calico bag seed surprise pack for a hat.
The final touch was two eyes and a sweet smile. He’s a keeper.
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