Recycled Mag Hearts. - The Magic Onions

Recycled Mag Hearts.

Oh, my dear friends… how I have missed you all. I’m so terribly sorry for my sudden and abrupt departure from this space. My dearest darling computer crashed last Monday and has spent the entire week in the computer ICU undergoing, what is comparable, to open-heart surgery. Poor darling, had to be completely restored. Alas, I just couldn’t bring myself to use A Good Man’s PC, so accustomed to my beloved Mac have I become. I did try once but it felt like I was trying to write in French, so I gave up completely and waited for my loyal companion to be well enough to return here with me. Welcome back, my dear friends.
While we were away, we made the most the most of unexpected free time. To show you all how much we love you, we made these darling heart mobiles using recycled magazines. I love my mags but they do pile up. Here is a sweet way to give new life to their pretty pages.
All you need are…
* old magazines
* scissors
* ribbon
* a stapler

Kitty helped me by cutting a pretty and colorful page into 6 strips, about 2 inches wide.
Then, she lined them up in three rows of two strips and cut each row 1 inch shorter than the next.
We then created two rows from the cut strips… each row with a long strip, a middle sized strip and a short strip.
We laid a yard of ribbon along the center of one row.
And set the other row of magazine strips on top of the ribbon… but with the shorter strip touching the ribbon, the middle sized strip next and the longest strip on the outside.
Kitty then stapled the ends together.
Then, with help of course, she looped the shortest strips (the ones closest to the ribbon now) over to make a heart shape with them.
I helped her staple the paper heart to the ribbon to hold it in place.
The same with the second strip of magazine paper… the second heart layer.
And the same with the third layer, making a beautiful hanging heart mobile.
Our hearts hang from the pergola outside and twist and whoop joyfully in the breeze… they really are lovely.
So, thank you to all of you who join me on this magical journey, your friendship and sharing is a blessing in my life.
Blessings, Love and Magic,
Donni
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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. welcome back mama! those hearts are lovely and i am sure they are captivating blowing in the breeze. thanks for sharing! ;)

  2. Yes, welcome back! You were missed. Those heart mobiles are adorable! I want to try making one very soon.

  3. so happy to have you back:) these are delightful!

  4. Have missed your posts. Welcome back!

  5. Welcome back! You were indeed missed.

  6. Welcome back!!! Phew…thank goodness your computer was restored!
    Love those hearts!!!
    xo maureen

  7. I’m glad your MAC is back. We missed you too. I love the hearts. Must find some pink staples. I didn’t know they existed.

  8. Those are darling!

  9. I’m glad to hear your MAC is healthy again. It’s good to have you back.

  10. Those are lovely indeed…

  11. AI was sad to have missed you but it was nice this week when I couldn’t, for the life of me keep track of whom had posted the bird seed cakes, which we loved at krafty kiddos. I actually think we are going to do this for our next gathering, it’s so simple and I have all the materials, jsut building up all over my house. Thank you (again) and the kiddos thank you too. I will be linking to your post and let you know how it comes out.

    blessings,
    Kat
    forloveofmyoceans.blogspot.com

  12. Welcome back my friend!

  13. Those hearts are really neat and look so simple to make. Very pretty.

  14. So simple but so lovely!

  15. These are wonderful! I love a craft using recycled paper :-)

  16. I love this idea! They are so pretty.

  17. I love these! I am so making some with my daughter today! Thanks for sharing

  18. Aww, these are really pretty. Thanks for another great idea, I’ll be linking.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I just made this with my daughter (4 yrs old) and it was so easy and fun! She said “I love when we make beautiful things.” It’s hanging over her bed. Thank you for the idea, and I will definitely be checking out the rest of your blog!

  20. These are beautiful! I think I will be making some of these to hang :)

  21. SO cute. I’m totally doing this as soon as I get home from work!

    xoxo
    Janee
    yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

  22. Another fantastic fun project, thank you for sharing.
    Featured it here:
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-tuesday-valentines-special.html

    Saludos, Mari

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