Saturday, 30 August 2008

Just a little mini-tutorial type thing...

Well don't get too excited, this is very basic! I made this little bird mobile earlier for my study and I thought I'd share it.
Supplies: scrapbook (or any pretty) paper; cardstock; pencil; little scissors; double sided tape; cotton thread.
  1. Choose a shape, I drew a bird a while back so I used this to make my template. Any other shapes would work well such as flowers, circles, squares and so on.
  2. Use a piece of card (cereal packet or similar would work well) to draw your chosen shape on. Cut it out. You now have your template.
  3. I folded my paper so I didn't have to draw around my template too many times! I managed to fold it into quarters and was still able to cut through it ok. Draw around your template with the pencil and cut out the shapes. I have seven birds on my finished mobile so I needed to cut out 14 shapes.
  4. Lay out your thread. Leave enough at the top so you can hang it up when you're done. Lay your first cut out shape, right side down, underneath the thread. Put a piece of double sided tape over the thread and then match up another shape, right side up, over the top. Press it down.
  5. Continue this way, spreading out the shapes evenly until you're done. Cut the thread off at the bottom and hang your new fancy mobile up wherever you fancy.
Photos are below. Any questions, let me know in the comments but I think it's pretty straightforward.

5 comments:

Katy said...

oooh, this is so cute!!!

Tizzalicious said...

That is really cute!

Sakura said...

Fab tutorial I love those little birds they are so cute ♥ Anyway gorgeousness when you have a minute pls stop by my blog for an award I've given you.

Sakura ♥

Helena said...

I love simply drawn birds.I've tried to do them but I always complicate them!

You have a great blog, which I found via browsing Etsy! I am just looking into opening an Etsy shop. How do you find it? OK?

Leah said...

that's so adorable! thanks for sharing!

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