DIY Nursery Mobile

I am all about decorating our nursery recently with baby Fritch due right around the corner. Once I had the crib in the nursery and the frames up on the wall I felt like something was missing. I’ve always loved the idea of mobile but wanted to keep it simple and neutral. I was going to buy one but couldn’t find the right size and color combination so I decided to DIY it! See my full tutorial below on how you can create your own mobile.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

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DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 1

Start by measuring out twelve 42″ long pieces of white string. I made mine extra long just to be safe.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 2

Next, you will need a large enough embroidery needle so that the white string will fit through the eye. String your needle.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 3

Thread about 15″ through the embroidery hoop like the photo below. Secure the string temporarily to the hoop with tape. This ensure the 15″ stays above the hoop.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!
DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 4

Start string those felt balls on the side of the string that will be below the embroidery hoop. This was probably the hardest part of the project because it was difficult to get the large needle through the felt balls. I recommend using a thimble and a rubber can opener grip to help you pull the needle through. Once you get the hang of it, the process will speed up but your fingers may be a little sore.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 5

Continue repeating steps three and four until all 12 of the strings are threaded through the embroidery hoop with felt balls spaced unevenly on the string like below:

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 6

Next, you will take all twelve of the top 15″ of the string above the embroidery hoop and tie them in a large tight knot:

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 7

Remove the scotch tape on all of the holes in the embroidery hoop and secure the string to the hoop with hot glue.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 8

Find the spot on your ceiling you plan to hang the mobile (preferable on a stud) and screw a ceiling hook into that spot.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Step 9

Make a knot at the end of each string. I made sure to vary the lengths of the strings so that it gives the mobile that uneven look.

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!
DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

Tah Dah!! You have a simple and cute mobile perfect for the nursery!

DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!
DIY Nursery Mobile tutorial. A step by step tutorial of how to make a felt ball and embroidery hoop for your nursery. The perfect nursery decor for baby boy or girl!

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5 thoughts on “DIY Nursery Mobile”

  1. DIY Nursery Mobile Lilies and Life
    We live in an era where everything has become very easy. People have turned to technology for almost anything that needs to be done. They do not seem to be satisfied with the current system and do something about it if there is something out of their reach. It might seem a challenging task for you or even difficult, but not impossible, when you know what exactly to do. You can follow some simple DIY nursery Mobile that I shared below that would help you solve other people’s problems by taking this easy step. The idea of following my way will save some cost for you as well, just one thing: you cannot buy a portable cradle for your new born baby.
    Let me make it clear why DIY mobile is important for me; I have been through a hard time with my 3rd girl on our home and we decided not to leave her alone at home. We have started looking for a professional mobile for us; I even googled for best mobile that was reasonable and affordable for us before going into action. But, after a day, a week and most importantly, we did not find one! Why? Because we are young…

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I’m an Interior designer, decorator and blogger.  I help overwhelmed homeowners and DIYers bring timeless design and function into their home so they can love their space and the life they are building within it!  Thank you for visiting 🙂

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