Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY neon triangle paper mobile


 Hello! I know its been a while since I checked in and I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. We did. The twins are doing so well and just thriving, 4 months old now! Cannot believe how time flies, I am trying to soak up every moment with my girls while they are this little. 
One of my best friends from growing up came and spent the weekend with us and we crafted fun mobiles for the girls while watching The Holiday. Perfect girls day. The twins are getting to the age where they are fascinated with bright colors so we knew we wanted something bright so I figured neon pink would work. 
It was a super easy DIY and the girls LOVE it, and I think supplies for both mobiles cost around $25. 
Supplies:
- Colored cardstock. we did a mix of pinks, yellows and oranges.  Ours was about $.60 a sheet and we used one sheet of each color

- Hoops. We found ours where the leather and string area in Hobby Lobby. Think they were embroidery hoops? About $2 a hoop and I spray painted them gold. They only had silver in our store but I've seen them in gold before too.

- Triangle paper cutter. Biggest time saver. Found in the scrapbooking area. The most expensive thing at $10, but I used the 40% coupon!

-Gold thread. 

-Hot glue

Start by cutting out lots of triangles in each color. You are going to glue two triangles back to back so you don't see the glue. Then figure out how low you want your mobile to hang. We did about 18" hanging down from the mobile so you want to cut your strings at 24". You are going to tie your strings on the hoops at 18" and then twist the string around and glue the ends in one of your triangles. Does that make sense? That way you don't have any loose strings hanging out.
See? Gluing the triangles back to back makes it look cleaner. 

We laid our hoop out and stretched the strings straight out. Then we set out the triangles in just random patterns. Every string was different and then we started gluing. The gluing took the longest and we watched The Holiday while we glued. Best movie ever. 
 To attach to the ceiling I braided three strands and tied in the center of the hoop and then twisted it up to the ceiling were Luke hung a C hook from the ceiling. Just loop some of the strands through the hook. Easy peasy.

9 comments:

  1. You are so creative! Love these. I'm sure the girls absolutely love looking up at them! Can't wait to see the rest of their nursery...loving the sneak peek at the art over the cribs!

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  2. How adorable and creative!! I love it.

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  4. Gosh! This is so cute. I want to make this for my baby girl. I'm sure she'll enjoy staring at those colorful papers.

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