Last year we did a fun cloud mobile with colorful rain drops made of wool beads. Many have written to us (thank you so much!) to tell us how beautiful your own colud mobiles have turned out and it has also been featured in Swedish Elle Interior. Since wool beads can be difficult to find we like to show you a new version of it, with rain drops made of felt fabric.
You will need white paper and cardboard paper, embroidery thread or thin yarn and scissors. You will also need glue, a hole punch and felt fabric.
1. Start by drawing out a cloud on a paper or print our cloud here. Then cut out the cloud in cardboard and paper and paste them together. When the glue has dried, make holes in the bottom for the strings of rain drops and a hole in the top for hanging.
2. Each drop consists of three layers of felt. Cut as many as you want, and have the energy to, in different colors.
3. Now is the time to put together the strings of drops. You can sew them by hand or do as Freya, using a sewing machine. Leave a long thread at the beginning of each string, it will be used to tie the strings to the cloud. Also make a small gaps between each set of drops, that way the strings will turn out nice and long.
Finally tie the strings onto the cloud and hang it up! Pull the layers of felt apart and the drops will get a nice, round shape.
Our new version of cloud mobile is completed. To see the one we did last year, click here!