Ombre Paper Mobile with Cricut Explore
You guys are going to fall in love with this Ombre Paper Mobile that I made from with my Cricut Explore!! I know, I know, this is totally something you would see in a catalog, right? 😉 *wink! That’s just how great this project is!
My little sis is due with baby number two in June and I cannot wait! Not long after I got my Cricut Explore she came to me with this idea (yes, I credit her for this darling mobile)! I put my skills to the test; she was my guinea pig and it turned out great!
Now because this was my first time making this, I am really dumb and forgot to take step-by-step pictures (what was I thinking?)!!
So…you get these “in-a-nut-shell” instructions for now, and then when I make another one I will give you a better tutorial. How does that sound?
We got 4 different colors of card stock and cut about 20 circles of each color. We cut 3 different sizes of circles out. We didn’t use all the cirlces we cut, but here is what we did use.
navy blue – twenty-two 2″ circles
light blue – seven 2″ circles, eleven 1.6″ circles
white – nineteen 1.6″ circles
dark orange – eleven 1.6″ circles, nine 1.3″ circles
light orange – twenty-two 1.3″ circles
Now, you probably will not use all the circles. Like I said, we cut about 20 of each color and then fished some out so that it didn’t look completely uniform. Once you get all the circles cut, lay them out on the floor to position it how you want it to be spaced out.
You will then run each column through your sewing machine with a basic straight stitch. When you are done sewing all of them, thread a needle with thick thread through the top circle of each column and then tie to the embroidery hoop (that you will paint beforehand) and hang with as well.
I don’t think you can mess up this paper mobile too much. I think the ‘less-uniform’ it looks, the cuter it is! Stagger the bottom so some strands hang lower than others. *Just make sure you get it to hang straight! 😉
I have already had requests to make these ombre paper mobiles for other people. If you live local and would like me to make one for you send me an e-mail. Otherwise, if you have a Cricut you can totally make this yourself! I promise I will add more detailed instructions soon!
I have raved about the Cricut Explore before and I will rave about it again. This new machine makes any project so easy and quick from start to finish. Mother’s Day is coming up and you may want to put a bug in your husband’s ear! It is on Amazon and is a Prime item HERE