A Mobile of Ducks

September 23, 2014


Hi, it’s Candy here. This time I wanted to share an adorable mobile I created with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. My inspiration came from something Els said. When she saw a card
I made with the Rubber Ducky die she commented that it would make a cute mobile – so I made one!


1. Cut 8 duck bodies and 8 duck wings from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (use Metal Adaptor Plate to make clean cuts).

2. Add a small piece of Shimmer Sheetz to back of duck to cover eye hole. Option: Omit the extra piece of Shimmer Sheetz behind the eye hole and instead of using googly eyes (Step 5) allow the eye to remain a simple open oval shape.


3. Cut beaks from orange cardstock and adhere to ducks. Option: Cut beaks from Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

4. Use dimensional foam adhesive to attach wings. Option: For 2-sided ducks, add a beak and
a wing to the other side of the body and omit the extra piece of Shimmer Sheetz and googly eyes (see Option in Step 2).

5. Glue on goggly eyes.


6. Cut 3 hearts from Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.

7. Protect the work table with a piercing mat. Use piercing tool to create a hole in each of the ducks and hearts.


8. Paint embroidery hoop.

9. Drill small holes in embroidery hoop.

10. Attach hearts and ducks to hoop with jewelry string.

11. Use fishing swivels (with hooks removed) to connect strings together to create a hanger.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:
920 Rubber Ducky
726 Balloons
0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
0216 Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
803 Cuttlebug and Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

Other Products:
Googly Eyes
Orange Yardstick
Embroidery Hoop
String or fishing line
Fishing Swivels
Piercing Tool & Mat
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

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  • Mary Prasad October 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Great idea! So cute!

  • Jacqueline Smith September 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    What a clever project! Love it!

    • Candy Spiegel September 24, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Thank you, Jacqueline!

  • Denise Tretheway September 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Very, very cute!

    • Candy Spiegel September 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks, Denise.

  • Barbara September 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    What a great idea. There are many dies you could use this for and it is a great mobile.

    • Candy Spiegel September 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Yes, you could, Barbara!

  • Angela Doos'e-Zellous September 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    That’s very pretty, Candy. I need to make something like that for my grandchildren’s bedroom

    • Candy Spiegel September 24, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Oh, I hope you do, Angela!

  • Raquel Mason September 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Such a sweet mobile!

  • sandy harrison September 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

    How adorable!

  • Rita Edwards September 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Wonderful idea and so well done, love it!

  • kellyboothKelly Booth September 23, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Such a Fun project Candy and so Clever too!!!

    • Candy Spiegel September 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Thanks. My husband deserves credit for the fishing parts.

  • Els van de Burgt September 23, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Love the mobile Candy!

    • Candy Spiegel September 23, 2014 at 11:43 am

      thanks, Els! I made it just for you and will be sending it to you shortly.