Rocket Mobile Chandelier

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posted on August 13, 2010 by  |  posted under Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Fun With Kids

Rocket Mobile Chandelier

3. 2. 1. Blast Off!  Megity’s Rocket Chandelier


I stumbled across Megity’s Handmade last month and almost died when I saw her butterfly chandelier.  I immediately contacted her to see if she would create a special boy version for HowDoesShe.  She pulled through in a major way! It is over-the-top adorable. Without further adieu, Megan’s Rocket Chandelier.
Hi!  I’m Megan.  I’m super happy to be here and to share with you a project that I have wanted to get done for a long time!  A while back, I made a pretty butterfly chandelier.  I still love it but thought that boys needed something too.  Finally, after months of letting it sit on the back burner, a rocket chandelier came to life.  My boys are so happy with it, they can’t stop talking about it!
So let’s learn how to make one!
Here are the supplies that you will need:
  • 3 – 12″ long square wood craft sticks
  • one eye hook
  • 6 striped rockets – makes three front and back
  • 6 green dot rockets – makes three front and back
  • 20 yellow stars
  • 30 blue stars
  • 13 red circles
  • windshield and flame paper details for rockets
  • 5-6 yards red and white bakers twine (note from Missy: check back tomorrow to find out how to win $98.00 worth of twine from the Twinery!!!)
  • 18 assorted buttons
  • glue dots
  • paper glue
  • super glue or clear craft glue
  • hot glue gun and glue stick
  • monofilament (optional)
  • 1 1/2 yards ribbon
Step 1: Gather all of your supplies.  Assemble your rockets gluing on the windshield and fire with a good paper adhesive and use glue dots to glue on two buttons for the windows.
Rocket Mobile Chandelier
(Rocket Details)
Step 2: You will need three 12″ long square craft wood sticks to make the top of your chandelier.  I purchased one yard long light weight craft wood stick from Michaels and cut it into three even pieces.  Take two sticks and make an “x” then criss-cross your final stick on top of that making this star shape.  Hot glue your sticks together.
For added support, wrap the center of the wood with monofilament.  I used monofilament because I didn’t want it to show, but I think it would also look cute wrapped with the bakers’ twine, yarn or ribbon for added color.
Step 3: Center an eyehook through the top of the wood.  This wood is soft and light weight so this is a simple task.  Re-enforce eyehook with super glue.
Step 4: Time for the fun part!  Anchor your mobile to hang from a table or in this case, an ironing board.  Working from the inside first, tie on your bakers twine about 1/3 out from the center of the length.  Do not clip the length of the twine yet.   The center lengths alternate the red circles, yellow and blue stars only.  Using glue dots, glue on your stars and circles alternating your pattern as you would like.  I used six pieces on each length of twine.  I like to press on one side of the shape and continue down the length of the twine then go back and add another glue dot to the other side of the shape to cover the twine.  Press firmly onto the twine.
Rocket Mobile Chandelier Clip the twine with enough leftover to thread a button on the bottom. Double knot the twine and secure with a small dab of super glue.
Step 5: Continue around the inside making four lengths on the “x” pieces only.
Rocket Mobile Chandelier
(looks like it’s time for a new coat of paint on my craft table!)
Step 6: Working your way around the outside of the chandelier, alternate your circles, stars and now rockets as you would like.
You can decide how you like your pattern and which way you want your rockets to fly.  I alternated my rockets facing right and left respectively.  Add buttons to the bottom of the twine as stated above.  Glue on back of rockets with paper adhesive.  Continue till you fill the chandelier up.
Step 7: Bend out the edges of all of the stars for dimension.  Use a small dab of super glue on each tie of twine on the top of the chandelier to secure.
Step 8: Install a hook into the ceiling where you want to mount it.  Thread your ribbon through the eyehook and tie your ribbon to the length that you want.   Hang and enjoy!
Please use caution with chandelier.  Keep out of child’s reach. I suggest not hanging it over babies cribs.
My boys have been thrilled with this and I think that you would be too!  Want one exactly like this?  I have a limited number of kits available in my Etsy shop.  Be sure to share if you make one!  I can’t wait to see the different variations on this.  Thanks for having me!
My head is spinning with all of the theme possibilities!  The Silhouette would make a project like this super easy.  Thank you Megan for the inspiration.
Make sure to stop by Megity’s Handmade for more creative projects.
Rocket Mobile Chandelier
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COMMENTS
  1. August 13th, 2010 at 5:02 am
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    So cute!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..How much does a doggy psychologist cost =-.
  2. August 13th, 2010 at 6:32 am
    Amanda@The Hand Me Down House says:
    How cute! I love this project! Wonderful job, as always! :) Thanks so much for sharing.
    .-= Amanda@The Hand Me Down House´s last blog ..C is for Canister =-.
  3. August 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Kate says:
    What a creative design!! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!
  4. August 13th, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Penny says:
    Great idea for a boy's room. Your instructions make me think that even I could do it. Thanks for sharing!
  5. August 14th, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    So adorable!!
    .-= Heather - Chickabug´s last blog ..Back-to-school DIY- A reusable snack sack =-.
  6. August 14th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Rachel says:
    AWW! That is so so cute- I love this! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
  7. August 15th, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    jackie says:
    meg- it turned out super cute! i love it...
  8. August 16th, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    C.R.A.F.T. says:
    WOW! cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!!
    .-= C.R.A.F.T.´s last blog ..Making Monday Marvelous 17 =-.
  9. August 17th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    creativejewishmom/sara says:
    This is really one of the nicest mobiles I've seen in blog land! I'm going to add it to my blog linking party so i can share it with my readers, and would love it if you'd drop by too and share something. It's a small yet really interesting party every week, packed with great projects! All the best,
    .-= creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog ..Crafting With Corrugated Cardboard! =-.
  10. August 18th, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Zoe says:
    This mobile is fabulous.
  11. August 18th, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    laura says:
    Oh my gosh, I have been thinking about making a mobile for my son's room. . .since early last summer, before he was BORN! Now he's about to be a year old, and I still haven't done it. But THIS might be just the inspiration and INSTRUCTION I need! Thank you sooo much!!! This is just TOO CUTE!
    .-= laura´s last blog ..Whats your deal =-.
  12. August 18th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    Yanet says:
    So cute! I've been wanting to learn how to make a mobile for my boys' playroom. thanks for the great tutorial. I'm going to give it a shot.
  13. August 21st, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Jenn says:
    wow, thanks for this! There's never enough stuff out there for boys, I love it and am totally making this for my son for Christmas!
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Update on the Summer List =-.
  14. August 23rd, 2010 at 11:17 am
    christi says:
    this is adorable! i've bookmarked it for future use.
    .-= christi´s last blog ..ruched pillow =-.
  15. August 23rd, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Diane says:
    So cute!!! I love it! :)
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Made It- Name Mobiles =-.
  16. August 24th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    kara Jo says:
    oh my gosh, I need you to make me an airplane one, pretty please:)
  17. August 25th, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Allison says:
    Okay, FABULOUS tute and I have a great idea for a vintage-inspired version! I must play around with it and when I have it posted on Vintage Pollyanna I will let you know!
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Toddler Ruffle Skirt from Upcycled T-Shirt =-.
  18. July 18th, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Caylee says:
    Beautiful, but i think probably sewing the parts on would be better than glue. Don't want those small swallow-able parts falling into baby's reach!
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