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Mobiles aren’t just for hanging over cribs anymore! Although this new 3D hanging galaxy mobile would be a great crib accessory, brighten up any room with a miniature piece of the universe made by you! An artist from Vancouver created this stunning piece with her own DIY guide to follow with only 10 steps to reach the stars! The artist’s in depth instructable gives the low down on what you’ll need. Preparing the background, preparing LEDS, preparing fibre optic filaments, attachment of fibre optic filaments, adding color, adding fluff, how to hang and more! Using mainly household junk-door finds along with 10 string LEDs with batteries(found at Walmart),  Fibre optic filaments, polyester batting and Organza fabric(found at dollar store or fabric store), the artist threw together this night light with a big bang! Also, with the help of Google Image search, print off your own galaxy picture to use as a helpful guide.

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But we aren’t the only galaxy in this universe, are we?

“When I was taking photos of my galaxy, I noticed how lonely it is on its own. A nice starfield background would be a great accompaniment. For some of my photos I just poked holes into a piece of cardboard and shined a light through it, it works but it is only a short term solution. I would recommend a star projector , a fibre optic starfield or even glow in the dark sticker that you can add to your ceiling and wall.”

By using hot glue covering LEDs to create the shapes, the artist went to add smaller surrounding galaxies!

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There is room for improvement and experimentation with this craft, no doubt. But to even go a step further, turn a room into your own Discovery Center by pairing it with the intergalactic DIY constellation wall art project! No harm in adding a little more space to a room!

[via Instructables}

Julia Mattonen

I attend college classes while I develop my interests in visual arts as well as performing arts. Whether I’m building sets, performing, painting or teaching at summer camps–I am always planning the next big project to outdo my last!

contact: [email protected]


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