Mandalas are also known as the eyes of God in Latin America. These colorful pieces are known as a symbol of blessing and good fortune. When giving it as a gift, mandalas are said to bring more blessing to the giver. When received as a gift, they are suppose to be hung in entrances, living rooms, class rooms and work areas of a home, office, or school.
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Karla is based in Cebu. She used to be a teacher. She is now a copy writer for Life At Caresharing. She also owns Damgo, which in Bisaya means dream, an online store where she sells her dreamcatchers. She’s a mother to 2 adorable kids – Isla and Kanta.
Dream catchers have been around for a long time. It is said that the dream catchers trap bad dreams in it's web and let only the good dreams go through them. They were originally hung above cradles and beds of sleeping children.
Learning how to create your own dream catcher is easy!
Happy stitching and sweet dreams!
Marielle is the founder of CraftMNL, a community of artisans, crafters, designers and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of their hands. In their studio in Makati crafters get together to share skills, tips, craft leads and challenges with artisans, to learn from each other, and to collectively discover more about craft, including Philippine traditional craft, its methods, and about local materials. Marielle also owns Yellow Bug Love, an online store where she sells hand crafted wedding decors.
String art is easy and a sure stress-buster. These projects can be as small as a little coaster or a wall in your house. This is sure to be a conversation starter. A handmade home decor or gift will surely brighten up a room.
So start nailing and happy crafting!
1. Begin by drawing your design or printing it out. Place your design on your wooden panel then start hammering around the outlines.
2. Peel the paper off the wood, to leave the nailed outline.
3. Get the thread you want to use and tie the end of it on one of the nail.
TIP: Make sure you always double knot. Also, leave at least a 2-inch tail after the knot, don't cut it all the way through.
4. Weave your thread around the nails. When you finish, double knot the end of your thread to another nail. Weave your tail ends through, if you want a seamless finish.
TIP: Don't jut hook your thread over the nails, twist it!