Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the diy: geometric straw mobile

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I love this DIY because it requires washi tape and that is something that we have an endless supply of, or so it seems. You could make a bunch of these and hang them together to make a bigger mobile. I might try this in the future with a cube shape and some spray paint, hmm... maybe today?
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You will need some straws, something like a skinny paintbrush that fits in a straw, a variety of washi tape and some string.
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If you have bendy straws like us, cut off the bendy-ness. If you want a smaller shape, cut the straws shorter.
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Cover each straw with washi tape. Cut the washi tape to the length of the straw and wrap it parallel to the length of the straw.
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What colorful straws! How toxic would it be if I drank from these...
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Lay your straws out like the picture above. This will create the diamond-like shape on the bottom.
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Tape a long piece of string to the paintbrush and guide the string through the straws. After I had three attached, I tied a knot to secure it. You will have to go through some straws more than once.
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The bottom should look something like this when you are done.
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For the top, cut smaller straw pieces and create a pentagon. It will be wobbly but once everything is put together, it will stand/hang right.
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Attach a straw to every corner of the pentagon to a corner of the bottom piece. There are 5 corners on each piece.
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And it'll look something like this! To hang this, just attach 5 pieces of string to the top corners and tie them all to one string in the middle. This will allow for it to hang evenly. If you don't care about it hanging evenly, just tie a string anywhere!

xo, Savannah

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