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Monday, March 7, 2016

DIY Mermaid Mobile

Welcome to another week of crafts!!
Check out this stunning mobile that Nathlie has created!






DIY Mermaid Mobile:

A friend of mine told me recently that her young daughter was obsessed with mermaids so I decided to create a little DIY mobile for her room with the die-cuts from the Parrrty Me Hearty collection:




In order to recreate it, you will need this pack of die-cuts:




And the following supplies:




  • Floral wire (or any 20 gauge wire)
  • A needle and thread
  • Wire cutter
  • Liquid glue

One of the greatest things about these die-cuts, which prompted my idea, is that they each come with their mirror image, so you can glue them back to back (perfect when they twirl around):




The next step is to cut two pieces of wire and curve the ends as seen below:




Using a needle and thread, attach each die-cuts to the end of the wires:



Here’s a photo of the mobile flat on the wall so you see the design I created:




The most difficult part of this project is to balance it all. To do so, I held it up and moved the tied thread along the wire until it looked balance, then in order for it to stay at that spot I dropped a bit of liquid glue so that the thread would stay in place. Once it’s dry, you can finally enjoy it twirling around:






I will answer any question you might have in the comments below. I hope my friend’s daughter will like it!


Supplies:
Imaginisce: ParrrtyMe Hearty (Die cuts)
Other: Floral wire, needle & thread, wire cutter, liquid glue


Thank you for stopping by!

6 comments:

Monique Liedtke said...

Love this!! (if only my daughter was a little bit younger ...)

cghundley said...

So cute and
fun looking!
Carla from Utah

Nathalie said...

Thank you so much Carla!

Nathalie said...

Thanks Monique! My friend's 4 yr old daughter will love it ;)

Laura Whitaker said...

So cute!

Garima said...

nice

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