Yellow and Aqua Mobile and a {video}

A few weeks ago I woke up and thought to myself, “Hey… what can I do to make myself look like a complete crazy person?” Well… lucky me I had already signed up to be the first CSI agent over at The CSI Project.
I was given a picture and I had to “investigate” how to make it. Dee wanted a video and since I used to take video tech (although you will never know it from my video) and I LOVE making movies… I just don’t get the chance much anymore. 
 
Don’t judge too hard ; )

So here is my project and the picture that I was given by Dee to “investigate”
Ruler Mobile Yellow Aquaimage
So watch if you dare…. : )

This is actually pretty easy to make! and honestly if I would have thrifted around I probably could have found a lot of it for cheaper, BUT we filmed all the “investigating” in about 25 minutes. Our babysitting was limited and we were in kind of a rush. I thought about not actually buying the items from Wal Mart, but honestly I have been so busy I just didn’t have the time to go searching! Nonetheless, I’m pretty excited about my painted rulers!

{Supply List}
Lamp shade (deconstructed for the metal ring)
A whole lot of rulers I used about 30, but I had to squish them together for the pictures (shhhh) you would probably need about 45 for the size of ring I used
“S” rings
Chain
Spray Paint (optional)
{Tutorial}
First I spray painted my rulers. I did a layer of spray pain primer on each before the colors. I chose to do two colors so I spray painted half aqua and the other half yellow (this will be the colors of my craft room….one day). I also spray painted my “S” hooks aqua.
painted rulerspainted s hooks
Then I tore apart my lamp shade and took out the ring. Then I took my chain and made three short pieces to create a pyramid shape that will hold it up. Then I connected them all in the middle and hung it from one longer chain. I used pliers to bend each chain link apart in order to assemble it. It makes more sense when you look at the picture below (see how they are all connected)! 
chains
I actually ended up using the top portion of the lamp shade that included the cone section because there were 3 vertical pieces that already divided the lampshade into three sections for me and my chains didn’t slide around. 
attach chain
Then you put the “S” hooks through the already there hole in the rulers (love it when that happens!) and hang them around the metal ring, and hang it up!
I actually love the “old” look in the original picture Dee gave me, but I couldn’t find old rulers anywhere (I did look briefly because it would have really worked in my house)…. so I moved it to the craft room!
Here is how mine turned out. 
Ruler MobileRuler Mobile close upRuler Mobile Yellow Aqua
I can’t wait to finish start my craft room! I am so in love with these colors right now!
I hope you enjoyed the “CSI agent” mini movie! It was a lot of fun to make. My husband was such a sport running around Wal Mart with me (while I was holding an orange gun). He actually said it was one our funnest dates. Not too often do married couples do things like that! I felt like a teenager again. : ) 

We may be linking up with Jennifer Rizzo, My Repurposed Life, and HERE

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Comments

  1. Bronwyn says

    What a cute movie! And your project worked out perfectly! I love you choice of colours and I can't wait to see it hanging in your CRAFT ROOM!

  2. Inspire Me Heather says

    How very clever – your mobile looks fabulous! I have this linked to my mobiles post too today, well done!

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