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DIY : Colorful mobiles

Still in baby mode, when I saw this awesome DIY tutorial on how to make colorful mobiles, I was like… wow, this is so pretty, unique and easy to do (well if you know how to use a sewing machine) Can’t be hard to sew in a straight line right? ;)

I thought it could be a great alternative to decorate baby’s room without painting, and for those who are not even close to be thinking nursery, then this would be a great project for wedding or shower decor. Don’t you think?

Materials:
Vellum paper (we used 14 shades) 56 sheets of paper total $17
A sewing machine
Fishing weights (not pictured) $5
An exacto knife and straight edge (or a stack cutter)
Artist tape (for hanging)

Step one. Cut the sheets of vellum into one inch strips. You can do this with an exacto knife or have it cut all at one time with a stack cutter. (If you decide to go the stack color route organizing the paper in the order you want it to hang in will save you some time.)

Step two. Measure the height of the space where the mobiles will hang to figure out how long you want them. Keep in mind you’ll want to keep the eyesight of the guests clear of any obstruction.

Step three. Once you know the length of the mobiles, layout the different colors in the order you want. Repeat until it is close to the length of mobile you want. Then put it into a stack and it is ready to sew.

Step four. Leave a 12″ tail of thread at the beginning and start to sew down the middle of the first strip. (I found it is easiest to put a piece of tape on the sewing machine at the end of the strip as a guide to mark where the vellum should be sewn.) Continue feeding each addition strip into the sewing machine. At the end leave another long tail of string. As you are sewing try to be consistent on the amount of space between each strip but if its not perfect its ok, this design is very forgiving. Our mobiles were about four feet and the actual sewing took about 10 minutes for each mobile.

Step five. If left by itself, the bottom paper will curl up, add a simple fishing weight at the bottom to prevent this from happening and to add a nice polish to the project.

Step six. Hang the mobiles at varying heights over the center of the table with artist tape.

Check out Project Wedding for more amazing DIY ideas. Whether it’s for your wedding, shower or even used as a decor element, you are sure to find inexpensive ways to create beautiful things.

{ via : Project Wedding }

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