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How to make your own mobile

Habitat bright ideas with Fleur Thorpe – DIY projects

Handcraft your own circle themed mobile by painting wooden rounds in your favourite testpot colours. Fleur Thorpe shows you how.

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Step 1:  Start by painting the wood rounds using Resene testpots in your choice of colours. Fleur used 9 different colours and painted 13 wood rounds in each colour so that there would be 13 strings for the finished mobile (Photo 2).

Step 2: Use white cotton thread or nylon to string the wood rounds together. Tie a knot at each one so that they don’t slip down (Photo 3).

Step 3:  Tie each of the lengths to your hoop. Fleur used an old embroidery hoop, but you could use a metal or plastic hoop. (Finished project).

Top tip: Finish some of the wood rounds in Resene White and Resene FX Nightlight for a soft glow-in-the-dark feature that will softly glow as the light goes out then slowly fade as the night continues.

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Styling and images by Fleur Thorpe. June 2020.

Habitat bright ideas
Need to add colour, pattern or a little creativity to your place? Check out these easy step by step DIY project ideas created in collaboration with Fleur Thorpe. We hope you enjoy making and painting these bright ideas and bringing colour to your home inside or out.

Fleur's projects | Habitat bright ideas


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