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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Circle Mobile:.

As I said yesterday, my friend Anna is having a little boy in October. We love getting together to do crafty things, and we decided we would whip up a mobile for sweet Max's room.

I got the idea for this from my niece's room. She has a cute circle mobile in pink, white, and green. I figured it would be pretty easy to re-create!

What you need:

- scrapbook paper
- circle punches
- sewing machine/accessories
- wire wreath form
- ribbon
- fishing line

We started out using two different sizes of punches to punch out all of the circles.


Then I sewed them together, alternating sizes, into strands.


Look at all of those pretty strands!


Take your wreath form, and tie two pieces of fishing wire on. Hot glue them so that they don't slide.


Take two pieces of ribbon, hot glue them around the wire. These will tie at the top wherever you hang the mobile.


Tie on the strands in whatever pattern you want.


Trim off your extra thread.


Done!

Cute and easy!

I link to these parties.

37 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the modern look!!

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  2. So cute! I made a similar mobile type thing for my daughter's birthday party. But I glue-dotted each individual circle. SEWING!! DUH!! What was I thinking?

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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 [06 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. So cute. :) I actually just saw the sewing paper circles idea somewhere and thought it was very cool. Love how yours came out. :)

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  5. Love it! It turned out so dang cute! I love your blog... so bright and happy and full of great ideas!

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  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  7. Love that mobile! And the tutorial was great too - super easy. Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. That is super easy! What a cute mobile!!! Visiting from Making the World Cuter.
    ~Kimberlee
    www.thespunkydiva.blogspot.com

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  9. I'd like making one of these for my meditation chair, so thanks for the tutorial! Easy, peasy. I know it'll entertain the baby for a few minutes two - smiles. New follower here from the Monday blog hop. Hope you come visit and follow my blog too. I'd like being one of your blogging buds. Thanks!

    Haupi
    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh my gosh! How cute is that! I love all those colors you chose, too! Very creative!

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  11. ADORABLE ADORABLE ADORABLE! love this so much. Thanks for linking too! XOXO jENN

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  12. Very fun I might work this idea into our guest bedroom if we ever get to it.

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  13. this reminds me of my butterfly garland I sewed for my daughters birthday. I'd love it if you'd link up to my topsy turvy link party tomorrow! http://imtopsyturvy.com

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  14. Wow that is an awesome idea!! I can't believe you sewed the circles together, genius!

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  15. What a fun idea! I didn't know you could sew paper together. Cute!

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  16. sew cute!!!

    i want to make one for my daughter, even though she's 4!! i think it would be a fun addition to her room!! =)

    visiting from sugar bee
    {brandi}
    {http://blakadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com}

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  17. Stopping by from All Thingz Related. My daughters will adore this! Thanks for posting!!

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  18. I just love this! I have a thing for mobiles and this is simple and darling!

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  19. Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  20. Oh my gosh! I love this. Since I can barely sew a button do you think if I hot glued the circles to the fishing wire that it would work?

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  21. Thanks for linking up to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today! - - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  22. I adore this! It is super easy and cute!

    www.MandiPandiDesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. So cute!!! Yours turned out way different from mine.. i linked up to the same party over at the craft bee.. yours is so adorable! :) Come over and check mine out! :)

    Happy Blogging! and great tutorial!
    Heather @ vintagecreationsinc.blogspot.com

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  24. This reminds me of my childhood, which means I'm either 15 or ... well, I won't say. Anyway, very cute! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link. Stop by and say "hi," maybe add a few links of your own!

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  25. i love this. im not very crafty so i dont have a circle punch but i may get one for the sole purpose of making one of these!



    Becky
    mrsbettierocker.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this mobile! Its so much fun.

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  27. Wow, how cute and modern looking. It looks like an expensive capiz chandelier. And I've been wanting one so now I know how to make it!

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
    Kat
    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  28. I've seen chandeliers like this and think they are so pretty. How awesome that you made your own?! I love it!

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  29. This was one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, so I will be featuring it tomorrow morning!

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  30. Hi Summer, great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday again, and I just love the mobile! Great job!

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  31. this is so cute! and totally doable..love it!

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  32. Hi its really very nice blog,very useful information..Mobiles

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  33. I love circle mobiles! I never though about just sewing onto paper.

    Love this idea. I bet she's really excited for her baby!

    Cristine
    www.downthisroadagain.com

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