"Boldly Go" Space Mobile

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Mo Stych

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Mo Stych

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Blast off with this hanging mobile! Make this astronomical gem for your home (not just for baby nurseries).

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

12" × 24" × 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood

$9.49

Black and Gold Glitter Acrylic Sheet

Black and Gold Glitter Acrylic Sheet

Color: Black, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Effect: Glitter, Opacity: Translucent, Thickness: 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: ± .05 in, Surface Finish: Glossy

$19.99

Gold Marble Acrylic Sheet

Gold Marble Acrylic Sheet

Color: Gold, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/8 in, Effect: Marble, Opacity: Translucent, Surface Finish: Glossy, Thickness Tolerance: ± .05 in

$21.49

White Marble Acrylic Sheet

White Marble Acrylic Sheet

Color: White, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Effect: Marble, Opacity: Translucent, Surface Finish: Glossy, Thickness: 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: ± .05 in

$21.49

$72.46
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1

Carve Easel Files

45 minutes

Open the Easel projects and carve the shapes you’d like to carve. I added a few extra designs in case you want to expand the design!

2

Glue String Between Letters

20 minutes

I carved mirror images of each shape, so the string is secured between the hanging elements (rather than drilling holes into the acrylic. To me, this makes the mobile look more finished and allows the shapes to spin freely.

Set everything out and put mirrored pieces together (both B’s, both D’s, both suns, etc.). It’s easier to work with the pairs when they are already grouped. Think of it this way: the outside of the shape will be the part that we see when the mobile hangs; the inside of the shape will be the part glued to the inside of corresponding shape. Position the pairs so the outside of the shape is facing down (on your work surface) and the inside of the shape is facing up (ready for gluing).

Lay down the string on the inside of one of the shapes. Arrange the string on the inside of the shape. Using the Jet glue and a pair of gloves, apply glue to the string and inside of one of the shape. Press the inside part of the corresponding shape on top of the bottom shape, so the string and glue are secured between the two shapes.

3

Drill holes in Wood

20 minutes

Lay everything out as you’d like to see it to determine the spacing. Mark the Baltic birch plywood with holes for where the string will hang off the plywood rails.

Drill holes through the markings on your wood. Thread with the string for the hanging shapes. Tie off the thread to secure the shapes.

Hang up and enjoy!