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Old 03-07-2011, 06:38
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Ok Ladies, I need your opinions. I'd like to make my daughter a ribbon mobile like this one from However, I can't figure quite what to hang the ribbon off of. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:03
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That's pretty. You could buy some wire from the store. I believe home depot or lowes may sell some, I would call around. You could possibly search for wire online as well. Make two perfect circles and fuse the ends were the wire meets and go from there. Oh you could possibly look up metal frames and see what you come up with. HTH

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:45
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What about a metal embordery (That is soo spelled wrong LOL) hoop??
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:03
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I bought a hoop at Joann's around Christmas time--I was going to make a candy wreath and never got around to it. It wasn't an embroidery hoop, though--this was specifically for to make wreaths. It would be perfect for that project. They had a couple of different sizes...
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:28
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I agree with a metal hoop- that's a really cute idea!
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:52
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Could you just take some wire and form it in a circle (maybe around something so it's perfect... and wrap that in white satin ribbon?

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:34
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It looks like a stripped down metal lamp shade to me ... I think that's what it is .... cheaper than wire probably - go to the thrift store, tear it apart, spray paint it if needed ... and viola!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:25
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if it's ideas your looking for, what about a wire wreath from HL (in the floral section). They have 3(?) graduated circles. I know they are green but you could spray paint it white or whatever color you want to match. You could also wrap it in ribbon if you don't want to paint.

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:35
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I made one! It was SO easy!

At JoAnns they have metal hoops... at my store they are by where they have all the magnets, and little plastic containers and bags... kind of a random little aisle! They are just metal thin hoops. I dont honestly know what people would use them for, but they were perfect for this! I spray painted them white then hot glued the ribbon around them!
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:17
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Oh my goodness, that room is adorable! Love the birds nest above the window!
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