Welcome Spring With a Chain of Hearts Garden Mobile

2 Hours

Re-Purpose an old lamp shade into a mobile and add some heart felt charm and serenity to your garden.
All you need is an old lamp shade (you only need the frame), aluminium tape, card stock, fishing gut and scissors.
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.
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.
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.

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  • Peg Harter
    on Mar 14, 2016

    Is this tape something u would find at Home Depot or a craft store

    • R Walter
      on Mar 14, 2016

      This is the tape you use to seal air conditioning duct. It is sticky like duct tape but is made of aluminum

  • Heather
    on Mar 14, 2016

    Is there any other way to make a design pattern on the tape? Does the wind tangle the hearts all up?

    • Lnda J
      on Mar 15, 2016

      If you have a CUTTLEBUG or a Big Shot embossing machine, some embossing folders (There are many shown online at Joann, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc. ) I personally like the Bog Shot because you can emboss heavier items, this heart mobile is a cool idea.

  • Ruthie Michalak
    on May 19, 2016

    What are you referring to card stock?

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