An Adorable Raindrop Wall Hanging

It’s fun to make decorations for children – and you never know, the parents might just love the objects too! I made this raindrop wall hanging for an outdoorsy friend of mine who has a little one on the way. The felt, cotton twine and tree branch have an organic, tactile quality that brings a little bit of the natural world indoors.

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Adorable Raindrop Wall Hanging suppliesView in gallery

Materials:

  • 3mm felt – one letter-sized sheet will do
  • 10″ trimmed branch – this one came from a wisteria vine
  • Cotton twine or embroidery thread
  • 2″ x 4″ piece of cardstock
  • Scissors and ruler
  • Big, sharp needle that can thread felt. Think a carpet needle or leather punch.

Adorable Raindrop Wall Hanging TemplateView in gallery

To keep all my raindrops the same size, I made a template using cardstock. Fold the 2″ wide piece of cardstock in half, draw half of the droplet curve and then cut it out – boom, symmetrical raindrops. Use the template to create 15 raindrops out of felt.

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I took my branch directly from a dead wisteria in my backyard, cut it to size with secateurs, and then used a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the roughness of the branch (while keeping plenty of the color underneath). NB: If you’re worried about bugs in a piece of wood you’re using, squirt a bit of acetone or orange oil into any holes to clear them up.

With my raindrop threads, they alternate between a 6″ and 10″ drop from the branch. I used a carpet needle (3mm felt is dense!) to sew cotton twine through each drop, top to bottom, and measured a 6″ gap between each raindrop.

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This is a cute, fun project that takes less than an afternoon. You can play around with different felt colors, or shapes. How about hearts, birds, diamonds or leaves?

Adorable Raindrop Wall Hanging CraftView in gallery

I have yet to find out how much mama and baby like this hanging, but I almost want to keep it for myself!