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.
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- White String
- Felt Balls
- Large Needle
- Wooden Emroidery Hoop (I used a 14″ hoop)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scotch Tape
- Ceiling Hook
Start by measuring out twelve 42″ long pieces of white string. I made mine extra long just to be safe.
Next, you will need a large enough embroidery needle so that the white string will fit through the eye. String your needle.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Remove the scotch tape on all of the holes in the embroidery hoop and secure the string to the hoop with hot glue.
Find the spot on your ceiling you plan to hang the mobile (preferable on a stud) and screw a ceiling hook into that spot.
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.
Tah Dah!! You have a simple and cute mobile perfect for the nursery!