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Umbrella Mobile

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Umbrella Mobile by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette


For this project, I used my CAMEO to make a fun mobile to celebrate spring. (It would also make a great baby gift.)

I covered this umbrella shape (enlarged to the max on my 12” mat) with pretty striped fabric to give it a nice texture but remain stiff. I cut the umbrella once out of pattern paper, then attached a 12” square of sewable fabric interfacing to a 12” square of cotton fabric and cut the umbrella shape once more from the fabric. Then it was easy to iron the fabric directly to the identical paper base with the interfacing acting as the adhesive.

I chose some fun 3D clouds and butterflies, then made my own 3D raindrops by cutting a symmetrical drop in triplicate and putting the three folded pieces together. I attached them along a 14” piece of string every 3” with a glue gun. The strands are just hot-glued in place on the underside of the umbrella.


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Umbrella mobile detail 2


What kind of mobile will you make?


Umbrella mobile detail 1


Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and am thrilled to continue on with Silhouette America's design team for a fourth term. I live in Utah with my husband of 17+ years and our four kids ranging from first-grader to teen. I work part-time as an auditor in an accounting firm, but I would always prefer to be crafting. I started scrapbooking and cardmaking in 1999, and that has spread into other crafts over the years. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

adhesive cardstock

Silhouette fabric blade

sewable fabric interfacing


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  1. How darling! Your work is always so beautiful Kelly!

    1. Thank you, Analisa! This project was so hard to decide on as my last DT project, so I’m glad you feel that way. 🙂

  2. Thank you Kelly. This is super. I haven’t had my Cameo very long but after the initial hiccups it is working well and I love it. I am sorry to see you go but I am sure you deserve a break. Best wishes, Pauline (from Wales, UK)

    1. Thank you, Pauline! I’m sure the new creative team will have loads of inspiration for you, and I will definitely be posting projects and tutorials on my own blog. 🙂

  3. Thank you Kelly, as always you keep me inspired!

  4. Your mobile is beautiful! I would certainly be interested in project directions.

  5. I will miss seeing your projects here Kelly…but of course I’ll continue to follow your blog! Your final project is beautiful and particularly inspiring for me right now… 😉

    1. Thank you, Annie. I’ll be following you on your blog, too! I love your style!

  6. This is so sweet. Thank you for sharing all your lovely creations! 🙂

  7. This is darling, two new babies to be for our family/friends this year. I think I may attempt this. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Great, Pamela! They will love it. 🙂

  8. Love it love it love it,this would be perfect for my new great neice,so clever

    1. I’m so glad you like it!

  9. I love this!!! So cute!!!

  10. I love this project, the umbrella is my favorite of the project. Good Luck on your new endeavors.

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