Welcome Spring With a Chain of Hearts Garden Mobile

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Re-Purpose an old lamp shade into a mobile and add some heart felt charm and serenity to your garden.
Time: 2 HoursCost: $7Difficulty: Easy
  • welcome spring with a chain of hearts garden mobile, crafts
All you need is an old lamp shade (you only need the frame), aluminium tape, card stock, fishing gut and scissors.
  • welcome spring with a chain of hearts garden mobile, crafts
Cover the card stock on both sides with the aluminium tape. I love using self-adhesive aluminium tape, it's much cheaper than pewter and it sticks like crazy. One roll goes a loooooooong way and it's waterproof. If you have a Cuttlebug you can add some texture and patterns for a little extra oomph.
Using scissors cut out lots of hearts from the card stock. They can be any size or shape and the amount you need will depend on how big your lamp shade is. I cut out 80 ranging in size from teeny little 4 cm long hearts to bigger ones that are about 10 cm long.
  • welcome spring with a chain of hearts garden mobile, crafts
Make a small hole at the top and bottom of each heart and string the hearts together using the fishing gut. Leave a 20 cm piece of gut to tie the strings to the lamp shape.
  • welcome spring with a chain of hearts garden mobile, crafts
Add as many strings as you like until you're happy and then hang the mobile under a shade tree or outside your bedroom window and watch the hearts dance gently in the wind.
  • welcome spring with a chain of hearts garden mobile, crafts

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