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Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile

I recently saw the Matisse cut outs show at the Met, and it was definitely inspirational. This simple mobile is reminiscent of the shapes Matisse used, but more directly taken from fall leaves. The warm metallics and wood tones will look beautiful over your Thanksgiving table, or just hanging around the house as the season changes.

Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day!

You will need: wood veneer sheets, liquid leaf, foam brush, pliers, scissors, leaf templates, and 20-gauge copper wire

Step 1: Paint the wood veneer sheets on one side with the liquid leaf. I used copper on cherry veneer, Renaissance gold on pine veneer, and gold on oak veneer.
Step 2: Using the template, cut out the leaf shapes.
Step 3: String the mobile together with wire. Start with one long piece with the largest leaf on one end. Then attach three sets of leaves above the first one, decreasing in size towards the top of the mobile. To attach the cross pieces, wind the horizontal piece around the main, vertical wire piece once and clamp tight with pliers. Then repeat with the vertical piece. It is easiest to put the mobile together when it’s hanging.

Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day!Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day! Matisse Inspired Autumn Mobile | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Heather

    October 31, 2014

    LOVE these.

  2. Rebecca_FeltBallrug

    November 1, 2014

    I love this idea! It´s such a simple yet beautiful fall decoration, and it seems to portray a sense of peace! What a lovely idea to decorate your home with as Thanksgiving starts arriving!

  3. Jessica

    November 1, 2014

  4. Alice

    November 1, 2014

    If you’d actually been to the show, you would know it’s at the MoMA, not the Met

    • ashley
      • ashley
      • November 3, 2014

      Shoot, you’re right! Total brain fart – thanks for catching that Alice!

  5. Brian

    November 3, 2014

    Just wondering, where is that tea set from?

    • ashley
      • ashley
      • November 3, 2014

      Hi Brian – the cups are from Muji and the teapot is by Kaico.

  6. Colleen Pastoor

    November 7, 2014

    I love this! The colours are perfect together- I’m obsessed with copper right now.

  7. Jess

    November 9, 2014

    Autumn mobile sounds like automobile!

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