Recycled/Upcycled Wind sock
So, after all of our slaving away in the backyard...it was time to do something a bit easier. Something to add a little bit of color and whimsy and something for us to drowsily stare at as we are drifting in the hammock...
A wind sock.
I used some of my oilcloth and cotton laminate scraps, those pieces that are too skinny to use for market bags, etc...I sewed my scraps wrong sides together in strips and trimmed the edges, just for fun, with pinking sheers. Once I had a handful of strips I wrapped their ends together with a piece of twine. Then I took a small can from our recycling bin, washed it and took the label off. We used a nail to make a hole in the bottom.
Our twine was a bit too thick to fit through the hole though so I then used a masonry drill bit to make it a bit bigger. After we made the hole in the can we fed the twine up through the hole and tied a knot on the other side. To finish it off I glued another scrap of oilcloth on to the can and there you go...a (bean can) scrappy windsock!