I've really enjoyed making little mandalas this past month. Lucy at Attic24 got me started and, since then, I've experimented with different yarns and patterns, sizes and colours. They're a happy little project to work on between baby sweaters and flowers.
But, what DO you do with them? Yes, they make pretty little summer coasters and a slightly larger one looks lovely under a glass jar of tulips. Lucy has a little cluster of them grouped on a wall.
But....here's another idea!
I use a recycled Mason jar for buttons...a little mandala “shower cap” was the pretty touch it needed!
This mandala was made from Little Bonbons cotton yarn. I've made a number of them (and some are saved for another project idea).
Check for size first, then on the wrong side string some elastic cord. I used Bead Landing 0.5 elastic...found it in the bead section of Michael's. Use a generous amount and thread three strands, checking to make sure it's not visible on the front.
|Maggie's Button Jar|
Inside out, secure your mandala to a recycled jar with an elastic band. Tighten and knot your elastic threads. That's it!