Well hello January! Aren’t you cold and dreary.
I’m sure I’m not the only one dreaming of a beach right now. My plan to battle this grey January is a big cup of tea and a little taste of the beach in the shape of this origami mobile. You could make a mobile using a variety of origami patterns but my thoughts are sea side and these sailboats were just too cute.
I really didn’t need much to get started on this project.
I chose to work with Chiyogami paper because it folds so nicely and there are so many patterns to choose from.
After finding a basic pattern I used a glue stick to adhere two boats together. This created a three dimensional boat to hang down from my frame.
I used a needle to thread some waxed linen through the centre of the boats and hung them from bamboo sticks. That was it!
With a little persistence it all balanced to create my mobile!