After Jamie and my sisters threw me a beautiful celestially-themed shower, I was inspired to create this moon phase wall decor above the door to Evie's nursery. I matched the wood with the rest of the neutral decor and chose gold to add the glisten and magic of the of the moon. This craft started off as a banner, but ended up looking better simply adhered to the wall in a straight line rather than hanging off a string. Plus, it eliminated a whole step of crafting, a win-win in my book!
Are you sick of Jamie and I promising how easy a craft is? Well, here we go again. This craft is so easy. Trust me, I completed this craft when I was over 36 weeks pregnant and exhausted! Which explains why I let two moons (the 6th and 8th) come out a little wonky. I do plan on fixing them once we get past the sleep-deprived stage of this whole parenting thing. (Although, Jamie has warned me that I may never really get out of that stage!)
Simply punch out 9 wood grain circles and 4 gold circles. Then cut the gold circles into the moon phase shapes. Carefully cut out a crescent shape. The other piece of that gold circle becomes the 3/4 moon. Cut another gold circle in half and you have your half moons. Then simply keep one gold circle whole for the full moon in the center!
(Cutting out the crescent shape is the trickiest part of this craft! As you can see I didn't have the patience to cut out another circle and try again. Did I mention that I was 36 weeks pregnant? I'm sure with one more attempt I would have nailed it.)
Next, glue the moon phases to the wooden circles, leaving two wooden circles blank for the new moon phases. You now should have a pattern like the one in the photo above.
Next, measure the distance of the space you plan on placing your "banner" with a measuring tape. Then place your measuring tape on a table or floor and spread the moons out along the tape, so they are evenly spaced out extending to the width of your measurement. Measure the distance between each of them so you can space them out evenly on the wall. Take a level to the wall and draw a line with a pencil so that the bottom of each moon will hit at the same place. Since we did it above a door we were able to simply rest the level on the door molding without having to draw a line. Tack each moon to the wall with double stick tape or wall tack, erase any markings you made on the wall- and you're done!
Hopefully Evie will enjoy the waning and waxing of the moon from her crib and grow to love the moon and stars as much as I do!
(all photos, Jamie Grill Photography)