This is Mukta here……I hope you all had a fabulous Diwali and had a great time with family and friends. I did too! But today’s project is something related to the Diwali cleaning we all do. We all clean our homes before Diwali…..even I did that and I found a lot of scraps and unused craft products just lying about in my stash. As a crafter, I buy a lot of products and when my project is completed I push the remains behind. Over a period of time, it gets pushed so further back in my cupboard that I just completely forget it exists until the cleaning day.
So, this Diwali when I cleaned my cupboard, I found all the stuff I had forgotten about and thought of making a project using all those up. Let me tell you guys….I feel much better seeing a lot of unused products put to good use. I made a wind chime/ baby mobile using scraps from the L’amour paper pack and a lot of Itsy Bitsy embellishments. I basically made shaker windows using the scraps and filled them up with shaker elements and a lot of fun sequins from the store and decorated it with glitter butterflies and satin ribbons lying in my stash. I have a pictorial tutorial for this project and you all can make it with your scraps as well as new supplies.
I would like to tell you all that the pictures are not very sharp because the chime was in motion and so it was a little difficult to take images. I have a small video clip of this chime, which I encourage you all to see so you can see how it looks. Now, without wasting more time, let’s begin
- To start, I did a lot of diecutting using the new stitched circle dies and scraps from the L’amour paper pack. I used 2 circles from the pack…to be precise no.4 and no.6 circle die in an ascending order. I die cut 28 rings in all and it would give us 14 shaker windows.
- Then using the no.6 die, I die cut 28 circles from clear acetate sheet from the store.
- I adhered all the acetate die cuts to the rings using paper crafting glue from the store. I then placed them in a book and and put a heavy pot over the book. I let it be in there for 15 mins and then, took them all out and punched holes in them so that I could later add eyelets in order to hang my shaker windows using a twine.
- Once, this was ready, I got my foam tape out and started adding it to the rims of these frames to create the dimension required for the shaker windows. I had a 1/2″ foam tape, which I cut into 1/4″ thickness and then doubled it up and then glued it to the frames. when I did that, It covered the holes I punched. So I went back punching my holes through the foam tape this time.
- It was now time to have some fun……..I got my shaker elements out…..micro beads, rainbow sparkles, fairy dust, sequins and everything I could find….I jsut went crazy and added them to my windows. Then, I took the tape backing off and adhered the 2 pieces of the frame to get my shaker window ready. I added added my eyelet to the window and it was all ready to be a part of the chime.
- Now, to make the top of the chime, I took a 10″ diameter circular chipboard piece and covered it with white handmade paper. I then, drilled 14 holes in it. 1 is in center, 8 near the edges which are all equidistant from the center and each other. Then, 5 in the center area which are all equidistant from each other (72 degrees).
- I used some paper twine from my stash to hang the shaker windows from the circular head/top piece.
- I simply passed these twines through the holes and tied knots at the top. I covered the knots using glitter butterflies from my stash. I make it look more finished. I added a yellow trim around the head and some cute satin ribbon bows on the twines. To finish the top, I added pink organza ribbon bows and 2 white satin ribbon roses, I made a long while back. That completes the baby mobile/ wind chime. Here is a video for the same…
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