Wednesday, September 7, 2011

spin and sparkle


i'm so excited to post my new tutorial for mayarts - a nursery mobile that spins and sparkles.

i love going to thrift stores and sales with my friends because i am always interested in what they find as well as what i find. sometimes you need your friends to help you think outside of the box. one of my partners in crime, joy, picked up a couple of bike wheel frames the other month to hang on her son's wall and i couldn't help think about how cute it would be turned into a mobile. i ordered some blue velvet trim and this amazing white iridescent ribbon to start my project and it all came together very quickly. i always cringe when i think about defacing books, but i had one lying around that had been scribbled with crayon and in all around bad shape. i think the only exception for cutting up books is if they are meant for the trash bin and you are transforming them into something wonderful!

are you decorating a nursery or heading to a baby shower? click here to download instructions for this mobile that will be sure to mesmerize any baby.






5 comments:

  1. Lovely! I need to know what thrift stores you guys are going too!

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  2. PRETTY! I like this idea alot. So glittery and cool.

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Soooo cute. I wasn't too far off in my guess as to what it was going to be! So unusual. So creative. Margie

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  5. Lovely! I think i might try something similar as a gift for my pregnant friend! I spend so much time at thrift stores and markets my partner has started calling me Mrs Magpie (an Australian bird that likes to collect sparkly things).

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