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Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

Posted by miles661 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 23:53

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...

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

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

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RE: Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

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.


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RE: Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

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


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more projects

Here's another link for those bangles...

Here is a link that might be useful: Painted Bangles


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oops!

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


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RE: Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

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!


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

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That's gong to be SO darn cute!


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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.


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

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Closer up...

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RE: Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

Nice job! Congrats!


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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


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RE: Making Mobiles (Not Alabama)

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


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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.


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Thanks - this is very nice!


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