Valentine’s Day is coming, and love is in the air. With this easy to make Valentine’s Day love mobile, it can be literally hanging right above your head! This pretty red, pink, and white heart decoration is great for the romantic holiday, or for any day you want to fill your home with signs of love.
1. Wooden embroidery hoop
2. Red, pink, and white felt
3. Sequins, beads, lace, trim, and other decorations
4. Red, pink, or white yarn
5. Fabric glue or a hot glue gun
6. Red, pink, or white craft paint
Making the Hearts and Other Options
The first step is to find, or draw, a simple heart shape on a piece of paper. From that, you can draw smaller heart shapes or ones that are slightly taller or wider or whatever you want. You want a nice conglomerate of heart shapes to use.
After you have your hearts drawn, you should transfer them onto the red, white, and pink felt fabric. Cut these out and arrange them in any please combinations that you like. You will want anywhere from five to ten hearts for your mobile depending on the size you intend to make.
It is fun to layer your hearts when you glue them together. Put smaller hearts of different colors on the larger ones for a fun look. Besides hearts of different colors and shapes, you might want to glue sparkly beads and sequins onto your heart decorations. Also, you can include trims and lace easily.
To make sure that your hearts hang nicely from your mobile, you will want to glue two of the same hearts back to back with a small amount of cotton, cardboard, or something slightly heavy inside. At this point, you should make sure to attach a long length of yarn at the top.
Constructing the Mobile
After all of the hearts are constructed, it is time to prepare the embroidery hoop for hanging. You can first paint the hoop red, pink, or white or in any pattern you’d like. It would look nice to paint small hearts around the outside for an extra Valentine’s Day treat.
Using the yarn, you will want to wrap it at intervals around the wooden hoop and tied it securely. Bring ends up together and tie a knot in the center. Then simply create a loop above the knot for hanging purposes. The yarn should look like the spokes of a wheel on the hoop.
After the top is constructed, you want to tie the yarn that comes from the Valentine’s Day hearts to the hoop at similar intervals. It is a good idea to have the hearts on different levels so they don’t tangle.
Constructing this easy Valentine’s Day love mobile can bring you closer to your family or friends. It also can decorate your home with something that we all need more of: love. The pretty hearts will remind everyone of that warm feeling deep in your heart.