Friday, March 18, 2011

Circle Mobile Instructions (Revised)

*I forgot to mention what I used the lighter for! I sealed the end of the hanging ribbons by waving the lighter over the ends. Don't hold it on the ribbon or it will catch on fire which is easily blown out, but it will leave the end of the ribbon black instead of just melted. Sealing the ends of the ribbons will keep it from fraying.

Here are the instructions for how I made the circle mobile. I thought of several variations that would be just as cute, so use your imagination!

Supplies you'll need:

Scrapbooking Paper. I used the cardstock paper and I believe it will work the best for you. I used 7 sheets of coordinating patterns.
2 different sized embroidery hoops.
Ribbon. You will need 2 different colored 1-inch wide ribbon and 4 1/4-inch wide ribbon, 2 of one color and 2 of another color. My picture does not show all the ribbon I needed. I also had 2 spools of 1/4-inch wide green ribbon.
Something to cut circles with. I used this circle punch.
Other various supplies needed are:
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
measuring tool

The first thing I did was punch out my circles. I ended up using 256 circles.

I then took the middle embroidery hoop (the one without the sizer) and covered one with the wide pink ribbon and covered the other with the wide green ribbon. You will not use the outer embroidery hoop.
I then cut 8 30 inch lengths of the 1/4-inch pink ribbon and 8 25 inch lengths of the 1/4-inch green ribbon. I used the hot glue gun to adhere the ribbon to the hoops an equal distance apart.
Next, I used the hot glue gun to adhere the circles to the ribbon and equal distance apart. I did this on both sides of the ribbon so the circles have pattern on either side.
After I finished gluing the circles on, I cut 4 lengths of the pink ribbon. I then glued the two hoops together.
The last step was adding a ribbon to the top hoop to hang the mobile with.
And WAHLA! You have yourself a mobile for your little sweeties room!
Here is Chloe Jo's hanging in her room. It is a little bigger than I thought it would be, but she loves it and I love it!


devonophotography said...

I love this! So cute-I think I'll be making one this weekend!

Mercedes said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Such a cute idea. I think I will make my miss piggy one for easter!

Ashley said...

I posted this same thing on your FB wall - I wasn't sure what you look at more frequently! .... OK - I have some questions about this mobile. I found some awesome scrapbook paper, but it isn't the cardstock kind. Do you think that'd work? I was thinking of laminating them, but that may add way too much work :) I did also find some packs of the cardstock type paper that is cute enough (but not as cute as the regular paper). Any thoughts on that? Obviously the main issue with the regular paper is that it wouldn't be as sturdy and would tear more easily. Just thought I'd pick your brain a little before starting!