Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Little Girl's Whimsical Floral Mobile

Hi guys! Below is the tutorial I’ve put together for this girly mobile. The mobile takes about an hour to make but is totally worth it! It adds so much cuteness to the room! Enjoy!
Here's what you'll need:
*Flowers (3 sets of pre-strung wedding flowers-hobby lobby )(2 Colors)
*¼ Yard Tulle
*Ribbon
*Beads
*1 Metal Loop (From Jewelry section)
*Scissors
*Hot Glue Gun
*Glue Sticks (2)
*Gold tape{optional}
First off, I covered the silver loop in gold tape, to give It a softer look. But you can skip this step if you don’t mind the silver. 
I then cut the tulle{3 inches wide}, wrapped  it around the loop & secured it with hot  glue.
Next, I tied the tulle to two sides of the loop, so that I could be able to hang it & embellish it easier. If I was doing this again, I’d do the four “strands” now instead of just doing two.
Next, I glued the pre-strung flowers to the loop. {If your flowers are not on the ribbon already, go ahead & glue them in place after you adhere the ribbon.}
I continued to this until I had 3 more times so that I had a base of 4 identical flower strands hung. 
Then I crossed & tied the tulle so that it made an “X” in the center of the loop.
Next, I tied my longest strand of flowers to the middle of the "X". Then added two flowers to hide the knot.  
Go back to the outer layer of the loop & hang the four remaining "strands" of flowers. I chose to alternate mine in two different shades of pink. Once the outer layer is complete, you will tie four more strands of flowers along each tulle arm of the "X".
The final step is to add your bead embellishments. I added mine on the loop, in between the flowers as well as in the center of the bows.
Please let me know if something doesn't makes sense & Ill comment right away:)!