DIY - Dandelion Mobile

August 21, 2013

Posted By: Shaunescy

I love making simple art projects. I made a paper mobile for a friend's new baby last year.  And I wanted to use my hands again to make something cheerful and fluffy. So here it is, a dandelion mobile.

When I make stuff with the kids, the first thing I do is look around the house and see what I have on hand. For this project all I used was inexpensive craft yarn, a pair of scissors and some tacks.


Make sure to leave a long bit of yarn, in varying lengths to dangle the pompon from.

This is 25 wraps, I liked making them all uniform-ish.


Shake it out. It doesn't have to be perfect. Afterall, nothing in nature truly is.

(Plus, if anyone judges your lopsided pompons, just tell them that you heard from a respected artist that there are many movements in art that are all about perfection in imperfection. Wabi-sabi, Amish Quilting, etc. . . and that they can go sit on a tack.)

Now make a whole bunch more.

And speaking of tacks:

Poke them up in the ceiling in a cluster that makes you happy. They don't weight anything at all, the tacks will hold and you can move them around until it feels right.

This is part that will take you the most time. Think of it as a useful physical meditation on the wonderfulness of being light and fluffy.


All my best, BunnyFufu ~ the housewife

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