How to create a floral mobile

You don’t need a green thumb to create this beautiful adornment


2 clean twigs of roughly the same size

Fresh flowers with sturdy stems

Clear nylon fishing line

Adhesive ceiling hooks



  1. Cut the twigs and knot them together, forming an “x,” using the nylon fishing line.
  2. Knot another long piece of string at the center and temporarily hang the twigs.
  3. Vary the lengths of the stemmed flowers that you leave on each twig.
  4. Tie a piece of string close to the bottom of each stem. Tie the stemmed flowers upside down on a section of the twig at different heights.
  5. Secure the hooks on the ceiling, and knot the mobile.
  6. Cut all excess strings from the twigs and stemmed flowers.

Tip: You can also hang the mobile from a mobile hanger on the wall and use faux flowers for a more permanent floral arrangement.

This story was originally published in Southern Living, August 2015.

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