Dragon Boats

And by that I mean the kind you hang on the Christmas tree, not the kind that go in the water.

My first dragon boat (the top/front).

Pretty, isn’t it? It is from a class I took with Carolyn Mitchell at the Creativ Festival earlier this month. It is really very simple, just a bit time consuming. And, goodness, does it ever use up a lot of thread!

The back side. Please ignore the off centre pins…

If you’d like to make some of your own, all you need is some thin cardboard (like from a cereal box or the type you slip into comic book bags), glue, glass head pins, and lots of thread. Check out some very good directions here or here.

I really enjoyed making it, and I’m planning on making a few more before the holiday season arrives. (It is less than 56 days until Christmas! Can you believe it?)

  1. Oh that is awesome!! I’ve never seen one of these before! Thanks so much for the link. Now I have something to do with that rayon ribbon someone gave me….