Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheap Monday!!

Baby Mobile. I've been wanting to make one of these for my friend who is about to have a baby. There are tons out there in blog world and this is a really fun and easy tutorial. I think I'll make one for my sister too! Her shower is coming up and it will be a decoration as well as a mobile. I love those double duty gifts. :)

1.Gather your supplies: paper (I used scrap-booking paper), ruler, rotary cutter and mat, scissors, spray adhesive, craft glue, clear thread, needle, pencil, an embroidery hoop (I had a few sizes on hand to choose from), and a small plastic ring (I used one left over from some roman shades I made).

2.Cut your paper into 3 inch strips.

3.Cut the strips in half.

4.Fold each strip in half along the long side.

5.Using the spray adhesive (in a well ventilated area), glue 6 of the folded strips together along the folded edges.

6.Do not glue the first and last of the 6 folded strips together.

7.Fold the stack of strips flat and draw half of the shape you’d like the finished piece to be (I did circles, squares, triangles and diamonds).

8.Using scissors, cut along the line. (I was able to get 2 shapes out of each of my 6 inch folded stacks.)

9.Unfold and glue the last 2 sides together.

10.Repeat steps 2-9 with the remaining paper (I had 9 sheets that ranged in size from 8 1/2 x 11 to 12 x 12).

11.Using a needle and clear thread, poke a hole in each piece and hang from a loop of thread.

12.Hang the embroidery hoop from the small plastic ring using the clear thread. I hung mine from my dining room chandelier using a clothes pin to make it easier to work with.

13.Hang the shapes from the hoop at varying lengths.

14.Hang the finished mobile from the ceiling. Mine is not directly over the crib – I didn’t want to risk hanging anything that could possibly fall into the crib!

*This project is from Urban Nest.

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