tutorial: DIY paper lamp hot air balloon mobile

I have been thinking of making a DIY paper pendant lamp shade hot air balloon mobile for months. Unfortunately, for months, I felt that I didn’t have the right materials to come up with what I had envisioned the hot air balloon to look like. But things have a habit of falling into place. And that is exactly what happened when I went to a local school supply store and bought THESE, when Wholeport sent me THESE jewelry-making materials, and when I bought fabric from Momiji Crafts and she gave me THIS red lovely freebie.


So, this:

To make your own DIY pendant lamp hot air balloon mobile, you will need the following:


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tutorial: night sky jackstone mobile

The past couple of weeks were pretty good weeks for making things. But not much for anything else. Such is life.

For this week’s tutorial, I give you another way to craft with childhood toys. If you were to give me a few moments of honesty here, I will admit that I am surprised that I have been able to stick to this series for this long. I know I’ve only made three things so far but considering my track record as far as lists and plans are concerned, three is great… nay, ASTOUNDING. My name is Meream. I am lazy and I have short attention span. 

So. What were we talking about?

Right. Last weekend, over breakfast, I asked my boyfriend about how I can go about making a cardboard moon look a lot like, you know, the moon. He suggested using wall putty and acrylic paints in various colors. I replied with a “Hmmm…” And because the boyfriend knows what my “Hmmm…” means, he offered to help.

And today, we learn how to make a moon+stars mobile using cardboard and jackstone pieces:

Night Sky Jackstone Mobile Materials/Tools:


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