*For those of you who want to make a mobile yourself but don’t have the time or resources to gather all of the supplies, I now offer a DIY kit through my etsy shop. The kit includes almost everything to make your own mobile! You just need to supply the paint and your ironing and sewing (optional) skills.
* I just started a flickr group for any projects made using my tutorials. Please feel free to stop by and post your finished or WIP!
Hi there! It has been a while. I have been feverishly working on this project and it is finally done! I took pictures along the way and wrote up a tutorial to go along with it if anyone is interested. I simply adore this mobile, so glad that I took the plunge, much cuter than anything I saw in the stores.
*Wanted to note that I used two sided woven ribbon. That way it looks good from both sides. I get all my ribbon from Ribbons And Bows Oh My. They have great prices and fast shipping.
**Sewing down the center of the circles is optional. The glue should hold very well, I just do it for my peace of mind **
This is when you would the hoop and beads need to be completed and dry. Here is a tip for painting:
*The easiest way I have found to paint the hoop and beads is to use spray paint. To paint the beads I get the floral syrofoam (green stuff) and bamboo skewers. Cut skewers to around 4 inches long. Make sure that beads stay suspended on the skewers and don’t fall all the way to the bottom. If they do, wrap a layer on masking tape in the middle of the skewer to keep them suspended.
Paint top portion of beads and then when dry, flip the beads over on the skewers and paint the other side. This can also be hand done with acrylic paints.
*I use 6 circles for 4 ribbons and 7 circles on the other 4. This way they stagger a bit and look really nice.
That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions If you make one, link me up, I would love to see. Oh, this tutorial is for personal use only. Thanks!