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.
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
Step 1Print the downloaded PDF onto thick A4 paper or card.
Step 2Trim each shape by cutting on the dotted line with your scissors or craft knife.
Step 3To 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 4Take a piece of string (± 50 cm) and attach it to the middle of each wooden stick.
Step 5Make 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 6Connect the top of these strings with a bulldog clip to both edges of the 25 cm and the 20 cm sticks.
Step 7Attach the top string to the roof or a light.
Step 8Balance the mobile by moving the string from side to side until it is level.