DIY Modern Mobile With Sea Glass & Copper

How to make a DIY Modern Triangle Mobile

Hi there Home Made by Carmona readers! Nice to be back with you. It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors again and I’m here to share a fun DIY with you today.

I just love modern hanging art pieces and mobiles but they can be really pricey to purchase. So I tried my hand at one and it turned it awesome (and I only spent $5).

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DIY Modern Mobile with Sea Grass and Copper

I just love modern hanging art pieces and mobiles but they can be really pricey to purchase. So I tried my hand at one and it turned it awesome (and I only spent $5).

Here’s what I used:

40″ long copper tube (thin enough to bend)

copper wire

fishing wire

embroidery floss

sea glass

Hanging Art Supplie

Step one: Bend the copper tube into a triangle. You can use a chair leg or the edge of a table to shape the corners. To prevent scratches, place a towel between the copper and furniture. I measured 12 inches on each side and used the extra 4 inches to create a key hole shape at the top with needle nose pliers.

Copper Triangle

Use pliers to bend the straight end at an angle to create a hook.


Step 2: Cut a piece of 0.9mm gauge wire to form a circle. This was super easy because the wire was already in a 4 1/2 inch coil so I just cut off a circle! Secure with fishing wire and attach to your triangle.

Learn how to make a DIY copper mobile

Step 3: Make a tassel using thread. Simple wrap the thread around your fingers. Thread one piece through the top loop and secure with a 2nd piece. Cut the bottom loop and trim the edges so they are all even.

How- to make a tassel

Step 4: Wrap copper wire around pieces of sea glass (or shells, coral, driftwood…)

Wrapped Sea Glass Art

Hanging Art sea glass tassel

Step 5: Hang the tassel and sea glass with fishing wire on your mobile.

DIY Modern Mobile sea glass

Hang and enjoy!!

DIY Triangle Circle Mobile - made with copper and sea glass

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5 Comments on DIY Modern Mobile With Sea Glass & Copper

  1. Claire
    January 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm (3 months ago)

    Your mobile looks so pretty. I’ve been using metal for my mobiles, which takes a bit of wellie to sand! Sea glass is a great idea, especially as it has already been naturally smoothed by the sea!

  2. Kellye Upshaw
    July 15, 2016 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    I love all of your ideas, you are obviously very artistic and talented and your team too. Can’t wait to try some of these ideas. I will be staying up with your site.

    • Ursula Carmona
      July 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, you are so sweet! We are very happy to have you here! <3

  3. Anima
    June 20, 2016 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome Sauce Cathy, an unexpected twist to the wall hanging trend, love it :-)


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