GATHER & CREATE: A DIY PROJECT FROM DECORATE FOR A PARTY

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Give your entryway a fresh new look with an ojo de Dios, or God’s eye, traditionally used to bless a home. Leslie Shewring and Holly Becker — the fabulous pair behind Decorate for a Party — recommend using natural wool that complements your decorating theme. Group your ojo de Dios in threes for a pleasing effect.

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You will need branches cut down to a similar length, assorted wool, scissors, paintbrush, white craft paint, thin wire.

Images and content courtesy of Decorate for a Party c/o Jacqui Small, an imprint of The Quarto Group.

 

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Step one: If you like, paint the branches with some white craft paint. Place two branches of relatively similar thickness and length together in a cross position. Secure with wool as shown.

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Step Two: You can either wrap your Ojo de Dios from behind each branch or in front of each branch. Once you decide you need to stick to that wrapping approach. In this case we went to the first branch from the front, wrapped around the branch and then on to the next one.

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Step Three: Move on to the next branch in a clockwise sequence. Make sure to wrap around the front, then around the branch, then onto the next branch. Cross over from the front and then around to the back and around on to the next.

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Step Four: It is nice to use a few different colours. To change colours tie on your new wool when you have your wool wrapping around the back so that the know does not show on the front of your design.

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Step Five: Once you have finished wrapping your wools, create a secure way to hang your Ojo de Dios by attaching a thin wire around the cross of the two branches at the back. This way your project will hang flat on the wall.

 

 

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