April 16, 2012

DIY Himmeli Mobile

My total coveting of AM Radio's Himmeli  Mobiles on Etsy, + a pile of red coffee stirrers left over from a work event = a DIY idea. Using Hope Helms instructions as a guide, I came up with my very own Himmeli mobile!

I didn't have any matching red string on hand, so I used yellow crochet thread which I actually really like. Surprisingly, this only used about 1/3 of my stirrer pile, so I may even add on to this one, or make a few more. It only took me maybe an hour to finish, and that was while watching tv.

A few tips for those of you making these: a strong magnet was really helpful to pull the needle through the longer stirrer sections, and I also cut any extra knot strings to about a 1/2 inch and using a small amount of glue, pushed the ends inside the stirrers to make the knots tidy.

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