The little bottles that feature in this project are easy to find if you look at online stores for flower arranging and wedding favours. Hung from a wire base and filled with a pretty mix of fresh flowers they make a truly stunning decoration. Be sure to use thick wire—the bottles have water and can get heavy.
5 small glass bottles
1 Cut a length of thick wire measuring 33 in. (84 cm). Bend the wire to form a ring and use pliers to bend a small loop at one end and a small hook at the other end. Place the hook into the loop, and squeeze together to secure.
2 Cut two lengths of thick wire measuring 1 1⁄4 in. (3 cm) more than the diameter of the ring you made in Step 1. Use pliers to wrap one end of the first wire around the wire ring—I started at the join.
3 Stretch the wire across the ring and wrap the opposite end around the ring. Trim off any extra wire.
4 Rotate the wire ring by 90 degrees and attach the second length of wire in the same way, so that the two wires cross at the center. Where the wires cross at the center, loop the second wire, around the first, to secure.
5 Now cut two lengths of thick wire measuring 20 in. (50 cm). Attach the ends to the same points on the wire ring that you attached the wires in Steps 2, 3, and 4.
6 Squeeze each wire at the center to a triangle shape.
7 Cut five varying lengths of thin wire that measure between 11 and 13 1⁄2 in. (28–34 cm). Take one length of wire and use pliers to make a small loop at one end. Wrap the looped end of the wire around the top of the bottle, thread the opposite end of the wire through the loop, and pull tight.
8 Make a small loop at the opposite end of the wire, to hook over the wire ring. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with all the other bottles.
9 Hook four of the bottles over the edge of the wire ring, placing them at those points where the hanging wires have been attached. Place the fifth bottle where the wires cross at the center of the ring.
10 Now for the fun! Pour a small amount of water into each bottle and arrange a pretty bouquet of flowers in each one.
11 You can hang the mobile from a hook screwed into the ceiling.