Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Craft It - A Gold Macrame Hoop Adult Mobile

I love the concept of an adult mobile. A pretty little twirly something to add height and visual interest to a space. No need for functionality, just prettiness hanging from the ceiling. I have seen several ideas for an adult mobile, but I wanted to try something different. So I used gold macrame hoops in various sizes to create this simple little orb mobile that is perfect for hanging above a reading nook, over a bedside table, or even over a credenza.



The Supplies:

  • Gold Macrame Hoops in 14", 12", 8", and 6" sizes
  • 22 gauge brass jewelry wire
  • Large gold jewelry cable chain
 Begin with the 14" and 12" hoop. Place the 12" hoop perpendicular to the 14" hoop to create your orb shape, then wrap your wire around the two creating an x like pattern, then add the 8" hoop inside the 12" hoop and at an angle to both the 14" and 12" hoops and wrap the wire around the 8" hoop and the larger hoops to create another x pattern. Finally add the 6" hoop inside and perpendicular to the 8" hoop and wrap one final time to make sure all the hoops are connected and held in place by the wire.


Now you just need to add your heavy duty jewelry chain to the top loop of the orb mobile and it is ready to hang from the ceiling using a little hook screw. I eschewed the cable chain for a little something silly and used these gold paperclips I found and Home Goods instead. How fun are they as a chain?!


If you love this adult mobile, check out this palm frond one from Oh Joy. I love the palm leaves mixed with the hot pink!

Oh Joy Palm Leaf Mobile
Palm Leaf Mobile by Oh Joy

So tell me, would you ever hang a mobile in your living room?

2 comments :

  1. Cute! I would totally hang a mobile in the living room! We used to have a bunch of those glass fishing floats hanging from the ceiling, but we recently rearranged the furniture and had to take them down.

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  2. I would hang it in my living room, I really like your mobile:-)
    Kali

    http://www.idimin.berlin/

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