How to: Colourful Hanging Decoration
Written for frankie Magazine as part of a monthly DIY project series
In Poland, traditional craftspeople make colourful mobiles from paper and pom poms called Pajaki (or Polish Chandeliers) to adorn their homes. We love the look of these beautiful creations and decided to put our own little spin on the idea by making this bright, summery hanging decoration. This rainbow beauty is perfect for making drab doorways and windows look a little bit fancy, or for providing a snazzy splash of colour to a plain wall that before now, was a little bit boring. If you're on a Christmas comedown but still feeling a little crafty, why not give it a whirl? We thought it might also be neat to re-use some of your wrapping paper from Christmas to create the bows, flowers and circles.
You Will Need
- 1 dowel rod, approximately the width of a door frame.
- Coloured straws (cut the bendy bit out so you have a collection of short and long pieces. we used a mixed pack of straws from the supermarket.)
- 20 green cardboard circles (use a small jar as a template for the circle)
- 10 orange cardboard circles (slightly smaller than the green ones)
- Coloured tissue paper
- Coloured wool
- Coloured twine
- Darning needle
- Pom pom maker