Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY Mobile

To complete our nursery, I wanted to make a mobile since I couldn't fine one exactly I wanted. I searched Pottery Barn Kids, Restoration Hardware Kids and Esty but I wanted to spend minimal amount of money on it so I could change it up in a few months. I also wanted it to be simple.

Easy DIY mobile

The materials:
  • White thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • 1" felt circles (I used the colors that matched our inspiration board). I used a total of 40 circles.
  • Gold spray paint
  • Embroidery hoop (I used a medium size)
Directions:
  1. I only used the inside of the embroidery hoop and threw away the outside (the one that tightens the hoop). Then I spray painted it gold.
  2. After the hoop dried, I attached one string across the hoop by knotting on both sides. Then, I did the same for the other side of the hoop. 
  3. I ordered my 1" felt circles from Etsy as I didn't want to spend time cutting them out. You could do this yourself.  I didn't want a pattern or order for the color so started making long and short strips of string and then sewing through the felt to create a dangling effect. Then, I also can move the circles up and and down as needed.
  4. Once I used all of my circles, I then attached them to the strings on the hoop by simply knotting them and creating a pattern of one in the middle and two for each string.
  5. To hang, I used more white string so it looks like it's floating from the ceiling.
Easy DIY mobile

It was super easy and simple to make. It took me a total of 30 minutes after the spray paint dried.

Easy DIY mobile

What do you think?

Enjoy,

Ellen

2 comments:

  1. That is such a cute + affordable idea! Love it.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, all of the mobiles I found were $40-$70. It was nice to spend a total of $5!

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