Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tutorial: Action Wobbler

Hello everyone. I'm sure you've seen these around lately. They're one of the latest crazes in the scrapbooking industry. They have a silly name and a silly function, but they are very fun. They are action wobblers.

You can find them at your LSS or order them online, but did you know you can also make your own with a few supplies you probably already have on hand? This tutorial will show you how it's done. I've also included a video of the wobbler in action.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Heavy cardstock (scraps are perfect!)
  • Small circle punch
  • Exacto Knife or scissors
  • Light gage wire (Tip: The higher the number, the thinner the wire. Likewise, the lower the number, the thicker the wire. I used a 32-gage wire in this tutorial.)
  • Redline tape or foam mounting tape
  • Pencil or wire coiling pliers
  • Wire cutters or heavy duty scissors
Step 1 - Cut two circles from heavy card stock using a small circle punch.

Step 2 - Cut a slit starting from the center and going outward. Do this to both circles.

Step 3 - Wrap the wire around coiling pliers or a simple pencil will do just fine, too, including a Lightning McQueen mechanical pencil you stole from your son's stash. LOL! I wrapped it around five times.

Step 4 - Insert the coil into the slit of the punched circle, leaving only one coil on the outside.

Step 5 - Adhere redline tape or mounting tape on the outside.

Step 6 - Snip off the edges of the tape.

Step 7 - Repeat steps 4-6 on the other side. Your finished wobbler will look like this:

You're probably wondering "That's great and all, but does it wobble?" Well, see for yourself.



Melinda Gleissner said...

Great step-by-step. Thank you Annette.Love this card!

Denise said...

That is a great idea! I never thought of making my own!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your great idea! Can't wait to make some of these.