i awoke this morning and said
dearest self, let us do something creative today
... since i don't try to do that every day already ...
so i'm sharing a lovely DIY project
please, a round of applause
- and a few whistles, if you will -
for the marvelous
paper doily mobile!
-wallet AND kid friendly, might i add -
the nitty gritty :
time - approx 1/2 hour (or an hour if you do it with a Little Lady
and a Little Man who decides in the middle
the he needs to be snuggled down for a nap)
a circle to trace [ i used a measuring cup ]
various pretty papers
paper doilies [purchase some here]
and so we begin
find a circle to trace onto the paper
so that the circles fit on the inside of the doily.
trace trace trace
once you have all your circles cut out
- please note : you will need 4 circles for each mobile you want to make -
glue them onto the centers of the paper doilies
once you are done gluing
you will have a lovely assortment of decorated doilies
which would be rather cute sewn into a banner
... oh dear, i'm tempted ...
fold all of them in half
yes, in half
Little Lady got very upset at this stage
" why you bending them!!!? "
once they are folded
turn them over and slather them with glue
them attach 4 of them together, the folds in the center
staple some string to the top (or glue)
and attach with pushpins to the ceiling!
we will be making many more
so that Little Lady's ceiling
is a blossoming of doily mobiles!
we will also find larger doilies
for some variety.