project // how to construct a sun sparkling mobile
Sequins and hexagons. With those two words, I should not need to say anything else to sell you on making this sparkling mobile.
One of the things that I love about summer time is open windows with sunlight and breezes coming in. This projects takes advantage of both of those things, because as the breeze moves the mobile, the sequins catch the light and give a bit of sparkle. It's easy to make and a little bit magical!
You will need:
Needle and thread
Craft or fabric glue
Sun Sparkling Mobile Hexagon Templates
Make six EPP hexagons: Two each of three sizes. The PDF template has the sizes I used: 1", 1.5", and 2". For the larger hexagons, they'll be crisper if you stitch through the templates.
Note that it's best to have the knots be on the right side of the hexagons so that you can remove them after the mobile is assembled.
Cut a 22-inch piece of embroidery floss. I used metallic floss for more sparkle. Tie a knot about two inches from one end.
Layout the three sizes of hexagons with the largest at the top and the smallest at the bottom, and with wrong side up. Lay the embroidery floss over them with the knot at the bottom.
Apply glue around the remaining hexagons and stick them down on the corresponding hexies.
Before the glue has had a chance to set up too much, cut away the basting threads on the hexagons. Because the knots are on the outside, you should have an easier time removing all of the threads.
At the top of the mobile, make a loop with the floss and tie a knot. This will be the hanger.
This is my favorite part. Choose some sequins and arrange them on the hexagons. I used these super sweet flower sequins, but any sequin is a good sequin. Seriously, someone should embroider that on a pillow.
Glue the sequins down, let them dry, then arrange and glue more on the other side.
Now you can hang your mobile near a window and watch it spin, sparkle and shine!
I could watch this all day.
Friends, I just love sequins. I really do. And I hope you love 'em enough to make your own mobile to enjoy in the summer breeze!
And don't forget today's free pattern...a starfish!