Welcome Spring With a Chain of Hearts Garden Mobile

Michelle Leslie
by Michelle Leslie
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.
Michelle Leslie
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  • Peg Harter Peg Harter on Mar 14, 2016
    Is this tape something u would find at Home Depot or a craft store

  • Heather 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?

  • Ruthie Michalak Ruthie Michalak on May 19, 2016
    What are you referring to card stock?

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  • Rhonda Lyon Rhonda Lyon on Apr 14, 2016

  • Char Char on Jan 27, 2022

    I love hearts and pretty garden stuff. I actually have some of this tape on hand. Will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing your idea. ❤❤❤