6.26.2009

recycled magazine mobile.

My sister in law came over while I was figuring out how to make my magazine basket. She held up its beginnings and asked if I was making a mobile.

No...I said...wheels turning...but we totally could!
She's a genius.

So here it is.








Now comes the artistic trial and error segment.
Tie on buttons and your leftover magazine rolls for decoration. If you tie a button on one side, you need to add some smaller magazine rolls (or another button, or pompom, or whatever) to the other side. Keep cutting off one segment of the roll until it balances with the button.
Keep cutting and trimming ends until it hangs and twirls nicely.

Happy Weekend!

9 comments:

Lindsey Rose said...

Only my friend Cally would think to recycle those magazines and make something utterly fantastic. I think I might need to steal your brain for a few days.

cally said...

take it, Lindsey. It's kinda wearing me out.

Alice Wills Gold said...

You are too much Cally.

Alice Wills Gold said...

And I don't want your brain because it already wears me out. :)

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Your clever craftiness is mind boggling! Love it! And the placemat idea is genius! I used to recycle magazine pages into envelopes...I can't believe the ways you can find to use a sewing machine! One day, move to Utah so you can coax me out of my fear of that electric fright.

Lori said...

Wowza! Totally cute, Cally. And you're right of course, she is a genius.

wendy said...

You are a freaking genius --that is all I have to say, and I LOVE YOU

Alice Faye said...

I have no comment here but I did put one on the one about Conan just in case you want to go see it.

mericherry said...

this is so awesome. total inspiration!