By Patty Cox
Door harps originated
in Scandinavia over 300 years ago. They are often given as wedding
gifts signifying happiness in the house.
- Walnut Hollow
® 5” x 7” wooden frame
acrylic paint – yellow
®Painters® Opaque Markers – orange, red, blue and
- Nine eye
floss or yarn
- 3 5/8”
4” x 6” corrugated paper.
3-3” rubber bands
- Sand paper
- Sand rough areas of
wood frame. Remove all dust. Paint wood frame yellow. Let
dry. Lay pattern next to wood frame edge for design placement.
Paint half dots around frame edge using orange marker. Paint
a wavy line with the red marker. Paint half circles with
the blue marker. Let dry.
- Eye Screws: Measure
and mark placement for nine eye screws. Press a corsage
pin or t-pin in the center of each mark, creating a “pilot”
hole for each screw. Screw eye screws in position.
- Horizontal Bands:
Cut three 12” lengths embroidery floss. Tie floss
in square knots at eyes of three eye screws. Pull floss
tightly to opposite eye screw. Tie tightly in square knots.
Dot all knots with glue.
- Jingle Bells: Cut
three 12” lengths embroidery floss. Tie each end in
a square knot to a jingle bell. Dot knots with glue. Cut
floss tails. Tie each string on a top eye screw, varying
the lengths of string as shown in photo. Place the jingle
bells over the center of each horizontal band. Knot floss
on eye screw with a square knot. Dot knot with glue, Cut
- Optional: Cut a 4”
x 6” piece of corrugated paper. Glue in center back
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