Do you want to add a little something special to your garden? This Chain of Hearts garden mobile is inexpensive and lots of fun to make.

Re-urpose an old lamp shade and make your own Chain of Hearts mobile using this easy tutorial #gardenideas #gardenart

Chain of hearts

What you need to make a Chain of Hearts Garden Mobile

  • An old lamp shade (you only need the frame)
  • Aluminium tape
  • Card stock
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Large silver star or any other trinket (optional)
  • Sizzix Big Shot and embossing folders (optional)
Re-urpose an old lamp shade and make your own Chain of Hearts mobile using this easy tutorial #gardenideas #gardenart

What you need to make a chain of hearts mobile

Cover the card stock on both sides with the aluminium tape. I love using self-adhesive aluminium tape, it’s much cheaper than pewter and it sticks like crazy. One roll goes a loooooooong way and it’s waterproof.  If you have a Cuttlebug you can add some texture and patterns for a little extra oomph. If you don’t have a Cuttlebug, don’t worry. You can use a pen to doodle on the tape too.

Re-Purpose an old lamp shade into a mobile and add some heart felt charm and serenity to your garden. #gardenideas #gardenart

Cover the card stock in aluminium tape on both sides

Using scissors cut out lots of hearts from the aluminium covered card stock. They can be any size or shape and the amount you need will depend on how big your lamp shade is. I cut out about 80 ranging in size from teeny little ones, that are 4 cm long, to bigger ones that are about 10 cm long. Make a small hole at the top and bottom of each heart and string the hearts together using the fishing line. Finally leave a 20 cm piece of line to tie the strings to the lamp shape.

Attach with fishing gut

Cut out hearts and attach to the frame with fishing line

Add as many strings as you like until you’re happy and then hang the Chain of Hearts mobile under a shade tree or outside your bedroom window and watch those hearts dance gently in the wind.

Re-urpose an old lamp shade and make your own Chain of Hearts mobile using this easy tutorial #gardenideas #gardenart

Watch the sun dance on the hearts

The aluminium tape is completely waterproof, so the mobile will last a long time.

Re-urpose an old lamp shade and make your own Chain of Hearts mobile using this easy tutorial #gardenart #gardenideas #gardencrafts #acraftymix

I think Vincent van Gogh was so right when he said “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” And I must say, I really enjoy  how the Chain of Hearts looks in the garden. I’ve even made a few more.

If you like the idea don’t forget to pin it for later 😉

Re-urpose an old lamp shade and make your own Chain of Hearts mobile using this easy tutorial #gardenart #gardenideas #gardencrafts #acraftymix

Do you enjoy making things for your garden? I love to hear about them, or see some pictures. Maybe I can steal an idea or two 😉

Oh before I forget, if you don’t want to go to all that trouble and find some of the materials we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more crafty ideas to share with you 😉

Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, craft filled week.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix