If you like hanging decor, this hanging paper hearts mobile is a perfect craft for Valentine’s Day! A few simple glitter hearts on string quickly turn into a beautiful mobile to hang from the ceiling. This is a great choice to hang over your table, in a bedroom, on a front porch, or anywhere in a classroom to help decorate for Valentine’s Day!

Collage of paper heart mobile displays

Hanging Paper Hearts Mobile

Ever since my kids were little, I have loved the idea of mobiles. They are often made just for the little ones with bright colors and animals, but why do we stop at that?

I decided they can make a great decoration for any holiday or season. The result was this easy to make and pretty paper heart mobile idea.

This is a great addition for indoor decoration, but if you used different mediums, you could turn this into a wind chime of sorts. I love watching this blowing around in the breeze of my porch.

Paper hearts mobile hanging above white shelf

If you need more decorations for Valentine’s Day, then check out this heart lantern project, these love lights or even this paper heart garland to add onto your mantle!

Heart mobile hanging against white wall

How do I Know How Many Hearts I Need?

There is no set number to use for this mobile. I made each string a bit different than the one beside it. My recommendation is to place your hearts every 1 1/2″-2″ apart.

Decide how long you want the twine to be on the mobile, then measure off every 2″ and count how many you can fit. The best thing is that you can easily add more hearts later if you feel the end result needs more.

Heart mobile hanging in front of chalkboard

If you have extra craft paper or glitter paper on hand, you can use it to make this framed glitter hearts craft, a paper heart wreath, or this glittery heart flowers bouquet to share with friends and family.

Hanging mobile against white wall

Supplies Needed

  • Purple Glitter craft paper
  • Dark purple craft paper
  • Light purple craft paper
  • Silver craft paper
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Supplies for paper hearts mobile

How to Make a Paper Hearts Mobile

First, you will draw a heart shape onto a piece of white paper and cut out the heart to use as a guide and template on the rest of your paper.

Tracing a heart shape onto craft paper

Cut out multiple hearts from each color of paper you want to use on your paper hearts mobile.

Multiple paper hearts on white table

Once you have all of your hearts cut out and set aside, measure and cut twine to tie onto the embroidery hoop for hanging the hearts.

Tying twine onto embroidery hoop

Tie the twine in place on the embroidery hoop around 3″ apart all the way around the hoop.

Tying twine onto embroidery hoop

Now, every few inches, hot glue a heart onto the twine mixing colors for variety.

Gluing hearts into place on twine

Once all pieces of twine have hearts in place, you will add at least 3 additional pieces of twine to pull up and tie together to use for hanging the mobile.

Tying top strings for hanging the mobile

Display as desired.

Paper herats mobile hanging above table

Printable Step by Step Tutorial:

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Gorgeous Valentine Hanging Paper Hearts Mobile

Use paper, glue, twine, and an embroidery hoop to create this beautiful and simple hanging paper hearts mobile for Valentine’s Day!

Active Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Purple Glitter craft paper
  • Dark purple craft paper
  • Light purple craft paper
  • Silver craft paper
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Embroidery hoop

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Notes

Use different colored paper for different holidays to add a unique mobile to any season!

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PAUL WALKER

PAUL WALKER

Editor of the online magazine The Detailed Edge.