Have you seen the foil trend? Foil is that bit of shimmer that seems to be on everything from home decor to thank you cards. I personally have been loving the trend. Foil can be found in all sorts of color but the most popular is definitely gold.
I recently found a paper stack of foiled patterned sheets and I fell in love! But seriously, I have so much paper that you could easily accuse me of being a paper hoarder.
That is when I thought up this Hanging Paper Mobile. I would be able to use lots of different sheets AND it would be super fun to make. DONE! Into the cart it went.
Supplies Used to Make a Hanging Paper Mobile
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- Foiled Patterned Paper (12×12)
- 6-inch Ring
- 8-inch Ring
- 10-inch Ring
- Paper Trimmer
- Alphabet Punch Board
- Glue Dots
- Baker’s Twine
Hanging Paper Mobile Tutorial Video
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How to Make a Hanging Paper Mobile
Begin by selecting 4 sheets out of the foiled paper stack. Each sheet is a different color with a different pattern, but any paper could easily be used for this mobile. I actually ended up using about 1 1/2 of each pattern and color.
Using a paper trimmer, score a line at the 3/4-inch mark. Turn the paper so the score line is at the top and cut strips 3/4-inch wide. Do this to all sheets of paper selected.
After all of the 3/4-inch strips are cut flag the ends. Make sure to flag the side that IS NOT scored. The Alphabet Punch Board has a flagging punch that is perfect for this project.
The reason for scoring the edge of the paper is now every strip has a perfect fold line. Fold down the top tab from each strip and using a glue dot wrap that folded edge around the ring. Making sure the glue dot is stuck to the paper, not to the ring.
Start with the smallest, 6-inch ring and attach the 12-inch long flags.
Trim the remaining strips of paper to 9-inches and score at the 3/4-inch mark. Repeat steps above and attach the strips to the medium, 8-inch ring.
Trim the remaining strips of paper to 6-inches and score at the 3/4-inch mark. Repeat steps above and attach the strips to the large, 10-inch ring. At this point, I had to cut more strips of paper from the full sheets.
When all of the rings are filled with strips it is time to assemble the mobile. Start by layer the 8-inch ring on top of the 6-inch ring with all of the strips of paper pointing out. With a piece of twine tie the two rings together in three different spots, and then trimming the excess twine.
Then layer the largest, 10-inch ring on top. Tie the larger ring to the middle ring in three different spots, again trimming off the excess twine.
To create the hanger for the mobile, cut 4 strands of twine that are the same size. My pieces were about 15-inches long. Tie each strand onto the large ring in spots that would be in the four corners of a square. Bring each strand together and tie the 4 strand together in a simple knot.
All that is left is to find that perfect spot to hang it!
This would make a great baby mobile or party decor. My daughter loves it because blue is her favorite color so we hung it in her room. It really is great for a kid’s room of any age. Plus, I was able to use my new favorite foiled paper! CHECK✓
Where will you hang your Hanging Paper Mobile? What colors or patterns will you choose?
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