Leo’s Trumpet

My nephew Leo just turned 3 on Sunday. He loves music, so I made him this trumpet, which gave me a great excuse to use some of my “new” vintage buttons. As usual I just made this up as I went, and the whole thing was a big experiment. I think it turned out well though. Kind of has a Dr. Seuss look to it, which is fine with me. Also, the tactile feel of the buttons really makes it quite fun to play with. Hope he likes it!


  1. Heather
    January 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    What a creative idea. We've been studying musical instruments and made one out of a vinager bottle, but this one is so much prettier and has buttens! :) I might just have to add this to my project list.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. karin
    January 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    that's ral stunning. Like your ideas a lot.

  3. MUS
    February 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    love it!i
    ... i know some little people who will love this too!

  4. isabelle
    February 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Lucky Leo ... what a great gift !!

  5. drea is my homegirl!
    February 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    this is awesome! and the buttons are absolutely precious. i play the trumpet so i cannot wait to make one of these for myself. thanks for sharing this project!

  6. Joel Henriques
    February 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  7. Anonymous
    August 31, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I'm definitely making this to my boyfriend who plays the trumpet! He'll love it!
    -I'm loving it already!!

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