Seeing Stars: Patriotic Mobile


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It’s beginning to look a lot like… the 4th of July!  My patriotic bandana wreath greets friends at the door, my red, white, and blue chair is ready to seat an extra visitor, and now I have an eye-catching star mobile hanging and turning gently in my dining area.

I decided to make this patriotic mobile because I really love my hanging hearts mobile for Valentine’s Day and wanted one to hang in summer too.  Who knows, maybe I’ll make more for other holidays!  😉

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Supplies:

  • Wood embroidery hoop (I only used the inner ring, and I painted it red to match the string)
  • Star paper punch – I cut through two sheets at a time to speed things up
  • Red, white, and blue scrapbook paper (I had two sheets of each design and used almost all of the paper)
  • Thin string
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

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After painting the hoop I cut the strings at three different lengths.  Then I glued the stars on (back to back, with the string in the middle).  That took a little while!  After tying some in place, I ended up cutting even more strands so the mobile would look fuller.  The totals are below.  Tip: Don’t glue your stars too close to the top of the string because you’ll need room to tie it on the mobile.

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I made a pie inside the hoop by tying strings directly across from each other.  I criss-crossed a few in the middle to make it stronger to hold the strands.

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I also cut two long strings and tied each end to the hoop and then made a loop in the middle for hanging the mobile.  I made a makeshift holder by sliding the loop through a paintbrush and setting it on my chandelier so I could tie the strands on easily.   It may have fallen down 4-5 times, but it was still the best option I had for tying all the strands on.   😉

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I tied the longest strands in the center, the medium strands in a circle around the longer strands, and then the shortest strands I tied directly onto the hoop.

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Pretty festive, right?

Seeing Stars: Patriotic Mobile - girlinthegarage.net

I love watching it spin gently around, and my boys do too!

Are you ready for the 4th of July yet?

I’ll be sharing some table-decorating inspiration later this week so be sure to come back!  🙂

Jen

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1.  Hanging Hearts DIY Mobile

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3.  Patriotic Chair Makeover


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3 Comments on Seeing Stars: Patriotic Mobile

  1. Susan
    June 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Luv the ideas!!

    Reply
  2. Crystal
    June 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the patriotic mobile!

    Reply

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