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Whatever time of the year, this little Teddy Sleeping on the Moon wall hanging would make a lovely gift for a little one, whether it's for a Birthday or Christmas present.
It's made up of 14 pieces and measures approximately 30cm x 29cm. I have made this project using Pine, but you could however use any light coloured wood. All in all, a thoroughly fun project to do.
Enlarge the pattern so it measures approximately 30cm x 29cm, either transfer the onto tracing paper or print out ....copies. Its important to make sure the underside of the wood is completely flat, we always run our wood across a disc sander to make sure of this.
whether tracing or attaching the pattern pieces, align the directional arrows on the pattern with the wood grain.
12. Sand down the right ear by 7mm. Lower the right leg by 5mm, so it sits just below the moon. Sand down tummy by 3mm, but not lower the the leg mark.
Carefully sand down the top of the left leg, by about 1 or 2mm, try to leave the foot part higher.
Lower the right hand, but not lower than the height mark on the tummy.
Very slightly sand down the top of the right arm where it meets the head.
By creating these different levels, the Teddy is already taking on a 3D appearance.
Drum Sanding: (the fun part)
Already having the different levels is really going to help, when you start Drum Sanding. Basically it's a matter of rounding off all the pieces, unless you have a height mark, to think of or where one piece meets another.
18. Sand the Head round towards the right Ear mark. Sand down to the Muzzle & round over the edges on the left hand side. Sand down the inner Ear a little, then round over the outer Ear to the height marks. Holde the two pieces of the Mouth area together & round over the outside edges. Lastly round over the Nose.
30. Gluing up
Glue all the pieces onto the backing with a good quality PVA wood adhesive. Start with the upper section of the moon, then the Teddy's left leg, next the lower moon piece , then continue with the rest of the teddy. Pressing down each piece firmly as you go.
Allow to dry completely.