Remember that sweet little bird mobile I made for sweet little Amos?Well his sweet little girlfriend, sweet little Elsa, needs one too.
I took all the bird mobile fixins to camp thinking, "Well, since I can't bring my sewing machine, maybe I'll FINALLY get to making that bird mobile."
So I set up craft camp one morning in the trunk. It worked pretty well, but other campy activities took over.
So I got back to it the last few days.
Here's a little, not-comprehensive tutorial.
So, you first need some fun papers and a little craft shape punch (or small die cutter). I went with birds, but you could do just about anything. I got my punch at Archivers, but they have them at Michael's and places like that.
Then you need something on which to hang your little birdies. I've gone through a few manifestations of this. I found the perfect thing when I was making Amos' - it was a charger target had during Easter and it could not have worked better.
This time around was a little trickier. I came across some sconces on clearance I thought would work. But they were square and that was bugging me, so I scrapped that idea.
So I kept looking and I found this handy wreath frame at Michael's.
I strung a few wires across the middle to give me more options for hanging.
And threw some green crafty paint on their to lighten things up a bit.
Next I had to find something to hold everything while I strung birdies. Enter Ikea drawers and big DSP bowl.
And I went to stringing. I use a needle and thread and put a knot each place I want a bird to sit.
Then I attach them randomly to the hanger.
And viola! It's really hard to get a good photograph without going through the trouble of hanging it, but you get the idea.
Hope Elsa likes it!