Saturday, January 10, 2009

Valentine's Day "Hanging Mobile"

Me and my boys made this fun mobile as a craft project. When we get bored, we get busy!! This hangs over our table from the light fixture. The majority of the materials used here are from ClubScrap!

Supplies needed:

~(2) 12x12 cardstocks (for mobile itself)
~Cardstock scraps (for cutting hearts)
~Red furry fibers
~Black waxed thread
~Various beads
~Sizzix “Heart” diecut/machine
~Modge podge
~Crafter’s Pick adhesive
~Rubberstamps and ink
~Bone folder (score tool)
~Hole punch



1. Using modge podge adhere the (2) 12x12 pieces of cardstock together, back to back. Let dry.

2. Using a pencil, lightly draw a circle from edge of cardstock in a spiral pattern into center of the cardstock insuring to leave about 1.5-2 inch width. This doesn’t need to be perfect, you won’t notice once it is done and hanging.

3. Using scissors, cut along the lines you drew in step 2. Once cut, erase any pencil marks.

4. Rubberstamp valentine day images and/or sentiments onto the mobile.

5. Adhere fuzzy red ribbon to edge of mobile, the full length, using Crafter’s Pick liquid adhesive. Let dry.


1. Using the sizzix machine, cut out 5 hearts per 3D heart.

2. Using bone folder, score a line down the center of each heart, and fold along that crease.

3. Adhere all the hearts together back to back, but before you adhere the last heart, insert the end of one of the wax threads. Let each of these hearts completely dry before proceeding.

4. Add beads as desired on the waxed thread just above the 3D heart.

Add heart strings to Mobile:

1. Using hold punch, punch a hold in the center of the mobile in various locations along the mobile.

2. Run the end of the waxed thread through that hole, add a large bead, and tie off.

3. On the 3D heart located in the very center of the mobile, add a piece of ribbon at the top – to use to hang the mobile.

The majority of the supplies used in the photo example above are from Club Scrap’s January 2008 “From the Heart” kit.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial! Have fun!! Debbie Weller

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