Handmade Autumn Mobile

One of the things that we love to do as a family is go on woodland walks, I’d say at least twice or three times a week. Frey, my two and a half year old loves to pick up souvenirs, and we’ve got a growing collection of random sticks, pine cones, and pretty leaves. I thought it would be fun to make something with all of these lovely pieces from nature, so we had a go at making an autumnal mobile to hang in the garden.

Autumn Mobile

Tools and materials:

A couple of sticks of a similar length

Twine

Scissors

A skewer

Woodland treasures – leaves, pine cones, seed heads etc..

I found some dried orange slices from last year in my autumn decorations box so I added those in too! (Have a look at my post about making sugared orange slices if you’d like to make your own – they make the house smell amazing!)

Making an Autumn mobile

To start with, tie the sticks tightly together with the twine to make a cross.

Then, using your skewer, make a hole in the middle of the leaves, and orange slices if you’re using them, and thread through another piece of twine.

Tie a pinecone to the end of the piece of twine to weigh it down.

Repeat four times, and tie each decorated piece of twine to the end of one of the sticks – and you’re done!

Handmade Autumn Mobile

I’ve hung ours onto the elder tree in our garden. Our trees are slowly becoming decorated with more and more of our woodland crafts, and they’re so pretty! This is such a simple little activity to do with the children, I can see us making many more!

Handmade Autumn Mobile

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thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Sarah Bailey | 19th Sep 17

    What a lovely idea to do with kids and it would look amazing hung either inside or out.
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  2. Emma Raphael | 19th Sep 17

    I love this idea, this time of year is perfect for it too! In Germany they often decorate trees with coloured eggs at Easter, so this would be amazing in Autumn! :)

  3. Anosa | 19th Sep 17

    I am truly impressive with how creative you’re as this looks absolutely amazing and a fun activity for the family
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  4. Super Busy Mum | 20th Sep 17

    What a gorgeously autumnal mobile to make! Something I might have to make with the kids.

  5. Tracy West | 20th Sep 17

    What a lovely post Becky, I will definitely try this with my youngest son as he loves crafting x

  6. Leah Lander-Shafik | 20th Sep 17

    This is lovely! I love that the autumn is coming in now. I think my nephews and nieces would love this. x
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  7. Kirsty | 20th Sep 17

    This looks like an amazing creative idea. It looks so pretty and a great way to explore the outside to get the materials as well as making it x

  8. Emily Leary | 20th Sep 17

    The colours on this one are amazing, so rich and vibrant! Lovely activity for kids to get involved with :)

  9. Jess | 20th Sep 17

    Ooo I love this one! Anything that gives me an excuse to go foraging in autumn gets a thumbs up from me!

  10. Baby Isabella | 20th Sep 17

    What a lovely idea! We’re going to collect some autumn foliage and make this for our garden!

  11. Danielle | 21st Sep 17

    Oh that is so cute. I keep saying I am going to decorate the house for autumn and I really should.

  12. Nichola - Globalmouse | 21st Sep 17

    Oh this is lovely, what a beautiful craft to make and a great way to embrace autumn.

  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes | 21st Sep 17

    Oh what a fab craft idea, they look lovely hung in your tree :)
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  14. emma white | 21st Sep 17

    oh what a great idea I am going to do this with the kids at the weekend as I am sure they will love it

  15. Chrissy Faery | 21st Sep 17

    Ooh! I love this SO much!! <3 It's such a beautiful time of year to go down to the woods, and this seems like such a great way of encouraging kids to get crafty and also connect with nature! :) xx

  16. Tanya Brannan | 21st Sep 17

    What a fabulous activity! I love all the things that signify the onset of Autumn. The colours of the leaves and the pine cones and shiny conkers! I think this looks great hanging in the garden too x
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  17. Ashleigh Dougherty | 21st Sep 17

    Such a cool thing to make and it also looks great too!
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  18. Candice Nikeia | 22nd Sep 17

    Wow! this is so pretty and I know it smells amazing for sure!
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  19. Sarah Ann | 22nd Sep 17

    This is a great way for kids to get creative and get excited about the season. Love the colours of Autumn and this would look beautiful hanging inside or outside at the front door – would definitely make my neighbours jealous, haha!

  20. Kira | 22nd Sep 17

    I love this idea! I love all the autumnal crafts you can do throughout the season!
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  21. Sarah | 22nd Sep 17

    Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! I love autumnal nature inspired crafts, they’re the best.

  22. Laura H | 25th Sep 17

    These are so cute! I’d never have guessed these were homemade !

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