This has an almost childlike simplicity, but looks very effective. A sort of charm bracelet decoration for your door or for anywhere else you’d like to hang it.
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Shops and markets selling vintage furniture and trinkets are an absolute treasure trove for anyone looking to inject some character and charm into their hoe without spending a fortune. "Homemade Gifts Vintage Style" takes this one step further by inspiring you to make or customise your own vintage wares and present them as gifts. Rather than throwing out worn jumpers and blankets, give them a new lease of life by turning them into cute animals for children's birthdays. Instead of ditching cushions that have seen better days, why not transform them into something unique with colourful and eclectic vintage fabrics. Sarah Moore shows you how with step-by-step photographs accompanied by simple instructions. Projects can be sewn by hand or accomplished with one simple stitch on a sewing mach...© 2013 Sarah Moore / Kyle Books · Reproduced with permission.
Begin by making a shape for the door hanger from the wire. Try hearts, simple house shapes or letters. Leave a little excess wire at each end so that you can secure the hanger when finished.
Then start to thread bits and pieces on to the wire. You can tie on little lengths of lace and trimmings, thread on large beads, use thread to attach strings of smaller beads and baubles, add buttons and any little trinkets of the right scale.
When you have covered all of the wire with interesting bits and pieces, hook the ends together and twist them into a loop. Add a length of ribbon for hanging.