We loved co-hosting the "Craft Corner" at the Brew with a View event at Packinghouse Brewing Co. this past weekend. We are so inspired that my awesome intern, Lorena, came up with a DIY Airplane Mobile Craft that you can make at home! Get ready to craft to new heights with this one.
DIY Airplane Mobile Craft
2 popsicle craft sticks
1 skinny craft stick
Scissors or Craft Knife
Rick rack ribbon
Step 1: Start by cutting the cork in shape of a cloud. You can draw the cloud free hand or go online, search for “cloud template”, print it out and use that as a guide. Use the craft knife or scissors to cut the cloud, once you are done you may have to bend the cork a little to pop out the cloud shape.
Step 2: To build the airplane, grab the glue, craft sticks and clothespin. Glue the popsicle sticks to the top and bottom front of the airplane. Cut the skinny craft stick to approximately 2 ½ inches and glue the sticks to the front and back. Add the button to the front. Let air dry.
Step 3: Now let’s build the mobile! Lay out the cork cloud and here you should figure out how many strings you want to use. I decided I wanted to hang three strings, one with the plane and the other two strings with stars. I cut three strings in various lengths; the string where the airplane would hang is the longest, the middle string is a little shorter, and so forth. I made three holes in the cork cloud with a hole puncher. To add the string I used a needle since the holes were too small. I tied the string on the back of the cloud with a simple knot.
Step 4: This is where you can get creative. Punch out 10 stars out of your favorite scrapbook paper. If you don’t have a star punch, you can draw the stars and cut them by hand. You can also use hearts, circles or letters. Use your imagination! Glue the stars to the string; glue buttons to the middle of each star. Let air dry.
Miss Rina also offered me the idea that it would be cool to add rick rack ribbon to the wings of the plane - I agree that would look pretty nice! You can also use markers to decorate the sticks, this is what we did at the Brew with a View booth this past weekend.
Step 5: Hang the airplane mobile on your favorite wall and enjoy!
Leave a comment and let us know what you are crafting this month. We love to hear from you!!!
About Intern Lorena:
Lorena is soon to be a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, she is an awesome crafter in her own right and has a very cool Etsy shop too! She is a pro at managing the Mothership Scrapbook Gal business Facebook page and very good with customers at our many events.
Check out her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OlaBonita