DIYs

Handmade Mobile – DIY

May 10, 2012 by post tags
For the DIY today, we decided to make something that is quite easy and fun to create, a handmade mobile. We wanted to get into the autumn feel of things and decided to hang these cute squirrel-acorn-leaf designs from our mobile.
Now this is where the fun part comes in: you can create these designs out of a variety of materials such as cork (which we used here), pretty, colourful papers, fabric, felt or wood, the choice is yours. You can also combine these different materials to create a specific mood or theme to your mobile.

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To start, simply download the print PDF here and follow the eight easy steps on how to create your own Handmade Mobile.

What you will need

  • 1 35cm of a 5mm wooden dowel
  • 1 25cm of a 5mm wooden dowel
  • 1 20cm of a 5mm wooden dowel
  • A4 sheets of thick paper/card/cork (any of your choice)
  • A pair of scissors/a crafting knife
  • 3m Some string
  • 6 Small bull dog clips
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  • Step 1

    Print the downloaded PDF onto thick A4 paper or card.
  • Step 2

    Trim each shape by cutting on the dotted line with your scissors or craft knife.
  • Step 3

    To make the mobile out of different materials like cork, trace the card cut-out onto the cork sheet and trim the shape with your crafting knife.
  • Step 4

    Take a piece of string (± 50 cm) and attach it to the middle of each wooden stick.
  • Step 5

    Make a small hole in each of your cut-out shapes you want to use and tie another piece of string to it (vary the lengths).
  • Step 6

    Connect the top of these strings with a bulldog clip to both edges of the 25 cm and the 20 cm sticks.
  • Step 7

    Attach the top string to the roof or a light.
  • Step 8

    Balance the mobile by moving the string from side to side until it is level.
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