DIY hexagon cardboard mobile

May 14, 2015Ama Ryllis

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Mobile are a great decor option. You can use them instead of a classic frame, or hang them in a empty corner. It’s gives colors and some volume to a room. Today we gonna make a geometric mobile, just using cardboard and paint.

Supplies

White cardboard, pencil, compass, ruler, acrylic paint, thread, cutter and glue.

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Draw an hexagon on the cardboard sheet. To do so, trace a 10’ circle  with the compass and draw the radius 6 times on the circle perimeter. Trace a line between each mark, and you will have an hexagon (you can also have a look here)

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Traces lines parallel to the sides, so as to trace other hexagons in the interior of the former.

Leave about ½’ between each line.

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Cut out every hexagon with the cutter.

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Make two mobiles of 4 pieces each with the hexagons. Paint them with acrylic paint. You can choose any color you like. Here we picked copper, black and gold.

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Position a thread for attaching the upper part of the hexagons together and put a drop of glue. No worries, the glue will become transparent as it dries.

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With a push pin, hang your hexagons to the ceiling. Place them next to each other at different height. And done!

If you like mobiles, you may want to take a look at this recycled one!

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