Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

miles661August 4, 2008

New to posting on this part of the GW. Spend most of my apparently free time over in the decorating den of iniquity.

Just thought I'd share my latest endeavor: A mobile.

Inspired by $1 wood bracelets I found at Michael's, I decided to create my own mobile... and see what happens.

Enjoy the process with me....

Here is the start of this madness..... 21 bracelets, paint and some foam brushes...

Here you get a better idea as to the scale of the wood ornaments...

And here is my inital concept for hanging the finished products... more to come!

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kudzukween

Hi....I saw these bracelets,too...I spent a few minutes standing in front of them thinking what I could do with them...they sure wouldn't fit over my hand as intended,lol....can't wait to see your finished project.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 7:42AM
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njtomboy

WOW Nice score.. I have to get to Michaels.. with exactly $10.70 in my pocket to get 10 bangles. I have a habit of leaving there spending about $80... LOL

I found these 2 projects on Crafstylish.... incase you go back and get more! LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: Making bright bangles

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 12:30PM
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njtomboy

Here's another link for those bangles...

Here is a link that might be useful: Painted Bangles

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 12:31PM
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njtomboy

I just realized they are too small for my project links.. well unless you DON't want to wear them.. anywho.. it's still decorating inspiration.. LOL

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 12:35PM
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miles661

Finished sanding them last night. I will be staining and painting them this evening after work. More pictures to come!
Thanks for the links! I hadn't thought of spraying them with a coat of varnish. Great idea!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 1:43PM
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miles661

Here they are: Stained, painted and ready to be varnished. That will happen later tonight.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 12:39PM
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njtomboy

That's gong to be SO darn cute!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 12:50PM
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miles661

Just a quick update: I've finished staining/painting/varnishing. I've finalized the method by which I will hang them. Check out my blogger site for pictoral updates as I go.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 5:57PM
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miles661

Finally finished this project last night. Here are some quick pictures- poor pictures- but pictures none the less.

Closer up...

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 11:49AM
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njtomboy

Nice job! Congrats!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 3:40PM
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girlsingardens

That really looks neat. I would love to make some to decorate the kids rooms the new baby would love the movement when he/she comes.

Stacie
girlsingardens

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 9:15AM
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njtomboy

Miles, what is the bendy pipe it's hanging from?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 8:36PM
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miles661

The steel rod came from Home Depot. I don't know what it is called technically, but it was 48" long x 3/4" wide and about 1/8"thick. It is pliable enough to bend but strong enough to hold the shape. I just cut it down to size and spray painted it flat white.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 5:07PM
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njtomboy

Thanks - this is very nice!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 6:14PM
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