come fly with me…

paper airplane mobile

I have been listening to a lot of standards lately from all the greats – Frank, Ella, Louis, Billie, Dean… So bear with my little throwback title there.

This month, the market at Confectionique is a Par Avion themed event… so of course I felt the need to make paper airplanes!  While that might not make too much sense to start, I think you will see what I mean.

I took some amazing papers that Janet Hopkins designed for Bazzill Basics that were printed in a little 6×6 batch and made paper airplanes that I then turned into a mobile.  Here are some step-outs of what I did…

   

First, I bought an embroidery hoop, then pulled out the center ring.  I measured a dowel and then cut it down and hot glued the pieces into place to create the center structure.  Next I snipped and ripped a neutral fabric and wrapped it around the entire thing, hot glueing it in place as I went.

Then, I folded some paper airplanes.  I found some great templates online so that I had a few different shapes, rather than several of the same kind. I then hot glued twine in center in the front and back of the plane to later hang on the mobile structure.paper airplanes for the mobile

 

I grabbed my punches – a cloud, a scallop circle, a scallop oval, and an arrow (sizes may vary from links to actual project) – and punched out a stack of each shape from the various papers in the collection

Using my sewing machine on a simple chain stitch, I sewed them together to create 3 little chains to add to the mobile, all at different lengths.

Once that was done, I started to add these components, as well as some additional trims, baubles, and bits to the mobile until it came together in a little whimsical paper airplane mobile.

paper airplane mobile close up paper airplane mobile close up

paper airplane mobile close up

paper airplane mobile close up paper airplane mobile close up

paper airplane mobile close up

paper airplane mobile close up

So this little nugget, along with a second similar one will be getting dropped off at Confectionique for market starting on Thursday.  I kind of hope one doesn’t sell…  I almost like them too much!

Hope you have a happy and crafty Tuesday!


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