How to make a snowflake mobile

Create your own indoor snow flurry this Christmas with our dreamy snowflake mobile!

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When a white Christmas seems unlikely, don’t be disheartened. We have a quick and easy way to bring the beauty of festive weather into your home. Vicky Sheridan’s enchanting snow-flurry mobile, complete with shimmering white, blue and silver snowflakes, makes a delicate addition to your Christmas decor. Hang it where a gentle breeze will make it twist and twinkle throughout the holidays. 

If you like this article, how to make a snowflake mobile, then why not check out some of our other brilliant paper crafts, too? If you don’t have a die cutting machine, then brush up on how to make paper snowflakes, to use instead! And for some traditional Christmas decorations from your childhood, how about making some paper chains for the house. We love this poinsettia wreath, too!

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How to make a snowflake mobile - finished piece

How to make a snowflake mobile

You will need:

  • Patterned paper
  • Snowflake dies
  • Snowflake punch
  • 22cm wooden ring 
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive gems
  • Twine
  • Large sewing needle
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Step 1

Stretch twine across the centre of the wooden ring and tie in a knot on each side, leaving a length of twine (35cm) hanging at each end from the ring. Repeat three times.

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Step 2

Die-cut some snowflakes from patterned paper. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine (or snowflake dies), make your own paper snowflakes – old school style! Decorate the snowflakes with gems and stickers and attach them to the twine by either sticking two snowflakes back to back sandwiching the twine between them…

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Step 3

…or carefully threading the twine straight through the centre of the snowflake with a needle, tying a knot directly beneath it to prevent it from falling off.

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Step 4

Add a string of snowflakes in different shapes and sizes to the centre of the mobile, tying it where the strings that are strung across the hoop meet in the middle.

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Step 5

Knot some short lengths of ribbon around the wooden ring to create interest. For the hanger, tie eight lengths of twine around where the ring’s strings cross. Knot and secure in place with a blob of glue.

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We hope you’ve found some inspiration on how to make a snowflake mobile. If you like this article, why not have a look at some of our other papercraft decorations here on Gathered, we’ve got: how to make a Christmas garland, how to make an origami star mobile, or how about this gorgeous DIY winter wreath made from crêpe paper?