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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Flowers for my flower

I was wondering around Cargo and saw these reduced to £1 each. I thought they would look pretty dangling like a mobile above my daughters bed. 

I bought five and bent them a different lengths, using pins to keep them on the ceiling. The photos don't really do it justice. I was thinking about cutting off the stems to hang them more loosely with string. I lived with them like this for a while and decided they didn't pass the muster, so I've improved them by cutting the stems off and dangling them with string.


Side view

View from her bed.

So I cut the stem down with wire cutters, before stripping the plastic coating off with wire strippers.

Then I bent the wire round to form a hole for the string.

 Then I tied a knot in the other length of the string and pinned to the ceiling. As you can see from the photo above I used the leaves to cover the holes left in the ceiling from my previous attempt!

And here's the before picture - the version I wasn't happy with.