Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hang Your Granny!

Hang your granny really means hang up your granny squares! In continuing with the crochet decorations, I thought it would be nice to add some grannies. I love how creative and colorful they have become over the years and knew that grannies needed to be a part of the crocheted decorations in my office/craft room.

These are the three granny squares that I decided to hang, a traditional granny square, a granny square based off of the flower coin purse pattern found here, and one that I call pink sun. The pattern, notions, yarn used, and a close-up picture for each of these squares can be found here

In order to hang the grannies, each granny square needed to be stiffened. After crocheting each square, a water based sealer, glue and finish called Mod Podge was painted on each square. Mod Podge is a little thick so water was added to make it easier to brush on the square.

There are many different ways you can hang your grannies. To hang these grannies, jute twine, ribbon, and gold sting were used to make hangers and they were hung on antique door knobs on the wall. 

 Here is a photo of all three Grannies together on the wall

Here is what the grannies look like on the wall with the yarn wreath and an antique looking clock. I have one project in mind to fill the space below the clock and the wreath. The wall is looking crafty!

A metal butterfly clip was added to the yarn wreath, which helps to give the wreath a little more character!

I hope you enjoy these grannies and this inspires you to hang a few grannies of your own!

Happy Crocheting!

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