Hey Hey Hey guys! Welcome back to another Inspired by DIY post (You can find last months, Wes Anderson inspired post, here). Today I will be sharing who I made my amazingly gorgeous Moroccan inspired mobile. Let me not forget to mention this month the designer we decided to tackle is Genevieve Gorder. If you are big on HGTV, you probably remember her hit show Dear Genevieve. I can honestly say, her style in particular is one of my favorites out of all the styles aired on HGTV. She also had a show where she remodeled her New York City Apartment. Now that show, showcased her true style and that is what I will be focusing on today. Like myself, I consider Genevieve to be eclectic and a bit eccentric but in a controlled way. Based off of her NYC apartment her design inspiration draws from global travels to very natural and organic settings. Now folks, this what I have gathered through observation. I do not know her in real life, but I like her style…and personality.
Now do you see why I chose to hold off on sharing this mobile until now? No lie, when I was making this I kept thinking of her. It was weird. The image in my mind kept going back to her NYC apartment where she was installing her Moroccan door and remodeling her bathroom. All the gold and luxurious decor kept coming into mind. Anyhow, I know you are probably wondering where I purchased the main base for my mobile. I don’t even know what to call them. I purchased the actual metal mobile ball thingy’s from a Ma and Pa Christmas shop in the town I live in. They are about a foot tall and 6-8 inches wide. They are actually large, very large ornaments shaped like a hot air balloon…upside down. I was told…if you are looking to buy some of these babies for yourself, that they bought them through a wholesaler. So if you do that type of business or know anyone, you may want to start there.
Materials Needed to Create a Moroccan Inspired Mobile
- Large bejeweled ornament
- Gold chain (you can purchase this from your local craft store)
- Gold rings *
- Metal Macrame ring
- twine or jute
Steps to creating a Moroccan Inspired Mobile
- Gather materials
- With a wire, cut 3 chains of different lengths and another of 3 of equal lengths.
- Attach gold rings to each end of all 6 chains.
- Attach the large Moroccan-esque ornament to the ends of the 3 chains of different lengths.
- Attach the opposite ends of the the chains with the ornaments to the macrame ring (the large ring)
- Once chains are attached, attach the 3 equally sized chains to the ends of the chains that are attached to the macrame ring.
- Lay project on floor or table and space out the dangly portion of the project (chains and ornaments) evenly on the macrame.
- Once you are done spacing it out. Wrap jute/twine around the empty spaces. Be sure to tie a knot at the start and end of this. By doing this you are preventing the chains to move around on macrame ring.
- Once done wrapping the empty sections of the ring with jute/twine, attach the 3 evenly cut chains to a key ring holder or heavy duty ring.
- Hand and admire.
I can honestly say writing the steps for this project was easier than putting the project together. I have never cried while working on a DIY, but I literally put my blood, sweat, and tears into this project. A melt down was needed in order to make my vision come to life. I know…this was one of those DIY’s. For the record, my kids are not allowed to be anywhere near this thing. Haha! You can check out the full room tutorial, here.
If you are a love of design, a good DIY, or even Genevieve herself, be sure to check out all the magic the other girls are making for their inspired by DIY post. See you there!
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