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Art mobile

Resene – Get Creative, from Homestyle magazine

Create a cute abstract mobile – with a bit of help from any kids you have floating around.

A colourfull art mobile

Abstract mobile

You will need:


  1. Draw a series of abstract shapes onto paper.

  2. Cut these shapes out and trace them onto card – you will need to cut two matching sides from card for each shape.

  3. Paint opposite sides of each pair of shapes using each Resene testpot colour. Leave to dry.

  4. Tie two pieces of dowel together at right angles using twine. Use a saw to trim dowel first if needed and sand an indent in the centre of one of the dowel lengths to help secure it.

  5. Tie pieces of twine to the dowel and attach the painted shapes using double-sided tape so that the sides of each shape encase the twine.

  6. Once all your shapes are attached, cut any excess string, then hang.

Art mobile construction
Room photo: Floor in Resene Half Rakaia; walls in Resene Half Spanish White; stool in Resene Dali; mobile in Resene Dali, Resene Bellbottom Blue, Resene Daredevil, Resene Bright Lights, Resene Cut Glass, Resene Quickstep and Resene Shirley Temple.

Accessories: (room photo) Sage and Clare Quinn Stripe bean bag, Sprinkle cushion, Whale cushion, Gumboots, Adventure rug, Wooden drum toy, Margaret Ostheimer wooden toys: bear, stag, tree, Marley slate small basket, All other items stylist’s own.

Styling: Juliette Wanty. Photography: Wendy Fenwick. 2018

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