The spring and summer months always getting me looking for ways to put décor into my outdoor living spaces. My family and friends are always eager to see what I come up with next.
Here is a project I especially enjoyed. I get my ideas from many sources so I can’t say this is an original, but it inspired my imagination as I hope it will yours. Get some family or friends together and just cut loose and be creative.
How to make a dragonfly from a whisk (or two):
2 metal balloon whisks (one larger, one smaller)
2 big, colorful buttons
Step One: Bend two loops of the whisk to each side to become the wings of your dragonfly.
Step Two: Use the wire cutters to cut the loop that is left in the center of your whisk leaving
about 2 inches of wire on each side. These will be what holds the button that will
be the face of your dragonfly.
Step Three: Thread your buttons with the wires you just cut and bend the remaining wire down
to hold the button on. Do steps 1-3 on both whisks
Step Four: Cut about an 18-inch-long piece of your fishing line to connect your two dragonflies.
On one end of the fishing line make a loop knot and attach it to the lower end of
your bigger dragonfly. If you are adding beads, now is the time, thread them with
the fishing line. Tie a loop knot on the other end of the line and hook the bent wire
that is holding the eye of your smaller dragonfly onto the loop.
Step Five: Hang your creation somewhere and bask in the glory of your creative genius. If you
hang it outside it will catch the wind and spin.