Showing posts with label mobile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mobile. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Etceteras: spring flower mobile


I love how bright and cheerful these yellow flowers are and wanted to come up with a unique way to display them.

I decided against making another wreath (since I’ve run out of wreath hanging space) and went with a mobile.


To make a mobile like this, you’ll need:
  • Wire hangers
  • Floral tape
  • Silk flowers
  • Moss
  • Glue gun
  1. Cut your wire hangers into five straight pieces in varying lengths.
  2. For the center vertical wire make a loop at the top using pliers.
  3. Arrange the horizontal wires and use a dab of hot glue to hold into place.
  4. Cover all the wire with floral tape (I used brown floral tape)
  5. Add your flowers and moss and adhere with hot glue.

Find a corner that needs brightening, hang your mobile and enjoy.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sew and Tell: fall leaf mobile

Updated 9/15/10: I've received a lot of questions about how I mounted the mobile. Just to let you know, for this photo, the mobile was balancing off the edge of a tall bookcase. I've since moved it to my inspiration board using a small ribbon in the center of the main twig. Ideally, I want to hang it from the ceiling but that will require a ladder, tools and my husband so that hasn't happened yet.
Thanks for asking about my fall leaf mobile. So glad you like it.
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Fall is definitely in the air. And if not in the air where you are, it’s definitely around the creative blogs, shops and catalogs.

To me, nothing says “Fall” like autumn leaves and so I created a falling leaf mobile with coffee stained muslin fabric and a white birch twig.

To make a mobile like this, you’ll need:

Fabric
Coffee or tea
Thread or strings
Twigs
Glue

Cut out pieces of muslin and soak in coffee or tea. For my leaves I used coffee (leftover from breakfast). I decided not to soak them but drizzle the coffee over the fabric for a variegated effect.

Hang your fabric to dry.
Create a leaf template and trace onto your dried fabric. Cut out your leaves.
Glue your leaves onto a piece of thread or string and let dry.

Secure your threads of falling leaves onto the twig. I wrapped the thread around the twig and added a tiny spot of glue. Hang your mobile and enjoy the falling leaves.
The best part – you don’t have to rake these leaves up.


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This project has been entered in the CSI Project of the Year Challenge
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