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DIY Tassel Mobile

image source: lily glass
image source: lily glass

As of late, when we have guests over to our house, regardless of whether they are new or familiar faces, within 3-5 minutes of their arrival they are lured into my 3-year-old’s bedroom for a rapid fire show and tell of every toy, stuffed animal, dress up outfit, and most proudly, her new bigbig girl bed. 

The new bed meant a little re-arranging and left the corner of her room looking bare. I spotted this fantastic fringe trim during my first visit to the Los Angeles fashion district, but since I can’t sew, sadly left it on the shelf until I had just the right project. And viola. Now I’m fighting the urge to fringe everything. Pillows, clothes, the couch, the toilet. It’s serious, you guys. Maybe in my last life I was a flapper?!

This piece adds a playful fluidity to the room and acts as a step-up, if you will, from a baby mobile (though I’m sure a little babe would find one of these just as delightful over her bed). 

DIY Tassel Mobile

Supplies

  • 2 yards fringe trim (mine was 8 inches long; you can use any length, but it will affect the height of the final piece)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • 3 gold craft rings (I purchased a 10-, 8-, and 4-inch circle at Joann)
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Ceiling hook

Directions

  1. The trickiest part is gluing the initial piece of trim. I found it easiest to lay the fringe flat on a table, apply about 2 inches of hot glue to the top, and then hold the gold ring perpendicular to the table, pressing onto the trim. Repeat in 2-inch increments, careful to evenly adhere the material to the ring. Continue until the entire ring is covered and repeat with two smaller rings. 

    Image source: Lily Glass
    Image source: Lily Glass
  2. Decide how high you’d like to hang the piece and cut three pieces of fishing line according to that measurement, plus 3 inches. Secure each end of the fishing line to the largest ring with a double knot (and reinforce with hot glue, if you like), spacing evenly around the ring.
  3. Gather the three strings at the top and tie together about 3 inches from the end of the lines. Knot a second time, leaving a loop at the top to hang.

    Image source: Lily Glass
    Image source: Lily Glass
  4. I went ahead and hung the large circle to then decide how low I wanted to hang circle two and three. Measure three pieces of fishing line from the distance between circles, plus 3 inches extra for knotting. Secure each end of the fishing line to the largest ring with a double knot (and reinforce with hot glue, if you like), spacing evenly around the ring. It might be helpful to have a second pair of hands here to hold the third line and make sure the circle is suspended evenly. These lines will then be tied below to the second circle.
  5. Repeat this process with the third and smallest circle until all three are hanging evenly. Ta-da! Hang proudly.

Good luck resisting the fringe obsession!

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