Hanging Mobiles

Hello everyone, Jen Lashua here to show you this fun and fast way to create a simple hanging mobile.

I decided to find a creative craft that could utilize all my children’s broken crayons. This is a perfect way to make some fun, vibrant art!

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Supplies you will need:

 

Step 1:  Creating Crayon Shavings

Place your wax paper on table. Make sure you have enough wax-paper to fold over the crayon shavings, so there is a bottom layer and a top layer of wax-paper.

Remove all paper from your crayons, sharpen crayons over your wax-paper, creating lots of shavings. This step does take some time, but well worth the effort. You will want a mixture of vibrant colors.

crayon shavings

 Step 2:

Preheat your iron to low, once you have enough shavings, fold the top layer of the wax-paper over your shavings, lightly iron until crayon shavings are melted.

Fold over the top layer of wax-paper, as seen here:

step 3 folding wax paper over

Ironing the crayon shavings:

Ironing

Melted shavings

melteld crayon

Close up melted crayon

Close up of the melted crayon shavings, I love how this looks!

Step 3: Tracing and outlining your stencils on wax-paper.

Laying stencil over your melted wax-paper, trace the shape of the stencils with a sharpie or marker.

Here I used stencil, TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon.

Tracing stencil

Here is the feather from stencil, TCW 526 Fly Away

Tracing stencil 2

Traced

Here is the stencil layout with the feather portion of  TCW 526 Fly AwayAccented Star Bits stencil TCW 2055 and  TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon 

Step 4: Cutting out your designs with scissors.

Cutting images out

The assembly of cut out designs:

Images traced and cut

Step 5:  Use a paper punch to create a hole in each cut out, then thread through with hemp twine or string.

Threading your cut outs.

Stringing

Close up of feathers:

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finished feather

finsihed up close feather

Pictured here is Accented Star Bits stencil TCW 2055 and  TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon stenciled cut outs.

Close up balloon + Stars

up close

I then attached the strings to a stick, place them wherever you think looks best. At the end of the stick, I decided to finish it off by adding some acorn tops. These were applied with my hot glue gun.

gluing acorn tops

Placing a dab of hot glue inside each acorn top.

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Securing the acorn top to the end of the stick with glue inside.

Final piece

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Hope you enjoyed this!

Jen-Signature

 2015 The Crafter’s Workshop Design team.

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