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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gypsy Tambourine Designed for Alpha Stamps

The tambourine is 4 ½” wide.  I started with a lid from a package of Laughing Cow cheese wedges.
I glued a double strip of cardstock around the edge.  To accommodate the symbols (which are made from brass coins) I cut rectangular openings in the cardstock.  To make the symbols I punched holes in the brass coins and slid them on needles.  I used needles because they are stiff.  I glued the needles between the layers of cardstock.
I wrapped the sides with seam binding tape and glued coin and beaded fringe to the sides.
If you shake the tambourine it jingles!
Alpha Stamps Products Used in This Piece

23 comments:

Victoria said...

Awsome!!!! You always have such great Ideas!!!!!

Angela said...

What a great idea, I love this!

Jess said...

Wow! You come up with the coolest things!

Lovey said...

Now this has got to be the coolest thing ever!!!

Kelly_Deal said...

This is really cool! Great idea!

Elaine A said...

Beautiful Laura! Now I know what to do with all those Laughing Cow containers I've been saving - LOL! I knew something would come along I could use them for.

Elaine Allen

Holly M said...

I love everything you make, but this has got to be my favorite so far. I think I've said that about each one of your projects. But this one really is a favorite. Maybe it's the Laughing Cow part. That increased its cool factor by at least 60%. My stash of empty LC containers has finally found a destiny.

DeeDee said...

OMG! I altered these boxes before ... but you have gone way over the top with creative loveliness.. I love this... your style is so beautiful...

Dorthe said...

DeaR Laura,
not only do you alwayes have the most fantastic ideas in using every day things for your art, but you are also the queen in thinking out wonderful projects and make them come true.
This is stunning and so very sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

Ally White Cat said...

Oh how beautiful.They should be in a museum of art.They are gorgeous.
hugs,
susan s.

Terri Daugherty said...

Hello Laura! Your tambourine is stunning and you are soooo clever!!!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura, I have to say your creativity and imagination are totally endless. The creations you come up with are just...beyond words...really...just amazing. I love the Tamborine!! It is priceless and from a plastic container top...amazing.

Thanks again for sharing your artwork with all of us!!

Take care and have a great week!

Anxiously awating your next creation...Diane

Lorraine said...

just love this..lots of work gone into it and I can picture you dancing around the room with it

Theresa said...

LOVE this!! Thanks for showing us how you did it, too! This is one I might have to attempt. This is SO great!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Virginia said...

That is AWESOME! What a great idea!

Gina Peake said...

Brilliant!

Createology said...

Now this is creativity upcycling at its absolute finest! Blissful...

Dortesjs said...

this is so beautiful love this kind of textile and paper art

Joanne said...

Ooh! I wonder whether I could make that?? I did make this however. Thanks Laura.
http://mytobyjug.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/woyww-from-dorset.html

Hugs Joanne xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Now thats creative!!!

Pumpkin Cottage said...

Beautiful!!!!

Candace Jedrowicz said...

I love all of your gypsy work! You are magical!

Unknown said...

This is exactly the inspiration I needed! I was trying to figure out what to use to make a tambourine for a costume that would be more artsy. I have a few card stock prototypes but they just aren't sturdy enough, epic idea with the laughing cow lid!