Balance – Felt ball mobile

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It’s already midst of January, the blog break obviously took longer than intended. Anyway, I hope you all had relaxed holidays and a good start into the new year.

Mine started with a lot of work, but I don’t complain. Proudness that I managed not to fall into too much procrastination prevails! (One of my big goals for 2017).

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This project actually was one of my Christmas presents. But as it is not very christmasy and because I had wanted to make this for so long, here it is: a cute felt ball mobile. Two DIY pinspirations came together here that are fascinating me for a while: mobiles and embroidery hoops.

Those mobiles are intended for a toddler or kids room, but since I made them I’m thinking about making one for our sleeping room as well…

If you’re very ambitious you can make the felt balls yourself – if not you’ll find colourful collections on Etsy or Dawanda. The major difficulty then is not getting obsessed with trying to arrange the felt balls as irregular and “randomly” as possible 😀

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Felt ball mobile

For one hook you’ll need:
about 50 felt balls, different sizes  (I bought mine at 8-natur and was very pleased with the quality, 100 x 1 cm, 50 x 2,3 cm), embroidery hoop (1 hoop), white thread, needle, scissors

How to:
As you may see, the mobiles I made have 8 strands. Each of them is filled with 7 felt balls (= 56 total). This can be varied to your liking.
Wrap thread around the hoop 2-3 times, leaving about 20 cm of thread on top. Secure with a knot. Thread 7 felt balls through the end of the thread. Cut thread at a generous length.
Repeat this step another 7 times.
Knot the tops of the thread together, the hoop should hang evenly. I also sewed a little loop from snap pap for “channeling” the strands on top.
Hang mobile, position felt balls irregularly. I think it looks nice when the strands have different lengths as well. When your happy with the look, finish each strand with a knot and cut off remaining thread.

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