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!

8 Comments

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Lucky Leo ... what a great gift !!

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  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!

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  6. Joel Henriques
    February 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks!

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  7. Anonymous
    August 31, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Omg!
    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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