Thursday, May 16, 2013

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile
Since my two little peanuts are going to be sharing a room with little man for awhile, it was already decorated and everything. I wanted to make something for them though, and little man never had a mobile in there, so that would be the perfect project! I found inspiration from Gretchen @ Boxy Colonial. She used a circle cutout with hers and I honestly was going to as well, but accidentally bought the square one instead. I still think they turned out nicely with a different shape. I made two of them, one for each crib. They look great hanging above the cribs!

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile

Here is what I used to make mine:
  • embroidery hoop
  • ribbon to hang it with
  • white string 
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • paint for the embroidery hoop
  • paintbrush
  • square paper punch
  • 4 colors of cardstock

How I made them:

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile
1. I punched out all the squares first. I ended up punching out way too many but I wasn't sure how many I would need at first. You probably will need about 200 all together for one mobile. I had 16 strings with 6 double-sided squares on each.

2. Then I decided how many squares I wanted on each string and measured out how long the strings would need to be. You can make them as long as you want, but I made them 6 squares long. Then I cut all my strings the same length.


3. Starting at the bottom, lay out your shapes and use double sided
DIY Hanging Baby Mobile
tape to fasten them together with the string in between. I had a pattern I was following so I made 4 strings of each pattern, but you can do it randomly if desired.

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile4. Paint the embroidery hoop, you will only be using the inside hoop. Let it dry. Then tie your strings around the hoop. Once you are done tying them, use a little hot glue on the inside of the hoop to keep them in place.

5. Decide how far you want your mobile to hang down and cut two pieces of ribbon the same length. Use the hot glue gun to attach them to the hoop. Your lovely new baby mobile is now done! You could also use a different ribbon and attach it around the outside of the hoop if you wanted to hide the strings, I will probably end up doing that to mine eventually.

DIY Hanging Baby Mobile

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34 comments :

  1. Adorbs! I love it! And love the blog, btw!

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    1. aww thanks! hope you have a great weekend :)

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  2. I love the colors! I don't have a kid, but I might have to make this for myself!

    Natashalh

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  3. Very cute! Very simple!! Following you on bloglovin!

    http://www.thetastefultillys.com/

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  4. This is so cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up with us! Following you now :)

    Nicole

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    1. Thanks for the follow :) I love your blog!

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  5. I absolutely love this! What gorgeous colors and what a fabulous idea :o)

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  6. This is very cute! Love the colors of the nursery and mobile!

    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  7. Your mobile is adorable! So simple and inexpensive.... and I bet the little ones just love staring at it.

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  8. That is SUPER cute-- what fun, bright colors ;) Just stopping by from the weekend blog hop 'til ya drop!

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  9. This is so cute! Nice mix of colors

    Following you :)

    Bismah @

    http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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  10. Very nice! :)As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us. Also, I'm hosting a Facebook like party on my blog where you can link up and increase your Facebook likes! I'd love it if you joined in too! It's here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/skinny-apple-cherry-ombre-smoothie.html

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  11. lol--I clicked over from I Heart Naptime, because I thought, "hey--that looks kinda like my mobile, only with squares!" Yours looks great--I like the squares--and those are fabulous colors :)

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    1. haha yeah I loved your mobile :) Thanks for the idea!

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  12. I absolutely love this design. You really have done a fabulous job! You obviously have a great eye for design. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you have a great week :)

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  13. This is awesome ~ so colorful!
    I'm visiting you today from Pin It Monday. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (opens at Midnight). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to check it out :)

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  14. I love this idea! I can't wait to try it, I need some new art in my house and this is just the thing! Thank you!!

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  15. I love this! Are you having twins? I'm a momma of twins, too! I'm going to feature this later this week thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    1. Yes I'm having two little boys! That's so cool that you have twins, how old are yours?

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  16. Great idea I love the colors you picked

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  17. Cute mobile! I love the blues and greens!


    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/05/submarine-sunday-32.html

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  18. this is so cool! thanks for sharing it on pin it mondays!

    Claudia @ www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  19. Wow, this is so cool! I also love how you did your tutorial ;) Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday. Hope to see you next Monday!
    Jamie @Better With Age

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  20. Hi Stephanie,

    We are featuring your project later today. If you could spare a few minutes of your time, please stop by at Pursuit of Functional Home.
    See you!

    Judy

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  21. his is so cool! thanks for sharing it on pin it mondays!

    Claudia @ www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  22. How wonderful! I'm going to make this for my little one! How did you attach it to the crib? Or did you hang it?

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    1. I just hung it from the ceiling above the crib :) That's awesome that you are going to make one!

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  23. I'm in the middle of making one right now and I'm having a hard time getting the hoop to sit level. How did you make yours sit level.... It's kinda driving me crazy. :)

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