Monday, August 27, 2012

Vintage Photo Mobile

     Hi Guys, I am so excited about today's project! I've had the idea on my mind for awhile, so I finally sat down and made it.

     It's a vintage photo mobile!

     I got these photos at a couple of different estate sales. I hate to see that they weren't kept by the families.

     When I told my son where I got them, I mentioned how much I treasure old stuff. He responded with, "Almost too much." He does not share this fondness with me. :)

     Look at some of these pictures. . .

 Aren't they amazing?

    We don't have much for heirlooms in our family, so I think it's such a shame when other people don't appreciate theirs.

     My hubby hung the mobile over my piano- I think that's the perfect place for it.

     This photo mobile idea would look great with baby photos, too. How cute would one of these be in a nursery? Or for a wedding? Or for a birthday or anniversary party?

     If you'd like to make one, determine how many photos you want to use. I used twenty-three with four quotes and one piece of pattern paper (I had one odd size photo and didn't want a plain mat on the back).

     Mat all the photos on black card stock with photos on both sides of the mat. This means you will have two pictures back to back. I attached mine with photo corners. This way the photos are able to be removed in the future, and it adds to the vintage look.

     Using short pieces of jute, tie photos into four columns. I used separate pieces of jute to attach each photo to the next one. I used the small hole punch side of my Cropadile to make the holes through which to tie the jute.

     I placed my quotes in two of the columns.

     Once you have four columns of photos tied together, space them out evenly and tie them to an embroidery hoop (I used a 10" hoop). I then covered my hoop with jute. This was time consuming, but was worth it. I just used about a foot of jute at a time wrapping it tightly around the hoop applying hot glue every so often.

     Now you just use lace or tulle (I stacked both together) and place three 18" strands spaced evenly around the hoop. Then tie them together at the top making a loop to hang the mobile.

     Ta-da! Worth the effort, huh? If you make one, I'd love for you to e-mail me some photos!

     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before His presence with singing.
Psalm 100:2

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Crystelle said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!
How fun to find those photo's at a sale...!!!

Darlene Bishop said...

What a great idea! What size embroidery hoop did you use? I'm trying to get a feel for the overall size.