How To Make A Baby Mobile – Cute And Colorful Ideas

Baby mobiles are classical. They complete the nursery and serve as symbols for everything baby-related. A mobile is one of the first things anyone thinks of buying either as a parent or as someone who wants to welcome a baby into the world. If you want the mobile to have a meaningful design or a story behind it, consider crafting it yourself. A DIY baby mobile can make a wonderful gift or a great project for expecting parents.

Always make sure the mobile is well-secured in order to avoid accidents. In addition, keep in mind that some of these mobiles should not be displayed directly above the crib or in the close proximity of the baby for safety reasons.

Colorful DIY Nursery MobileView in gallery

You don’t need a lot of skill or experience with DIY projects if you want to make a baby mobile. Some designs are perfect for beginners. This one, for example, required a few simple supplies such as cotton string, glue, small balloons and an embroidery hoop. Blow up the balloons and wrap string around them and glue down the end. Then combine school glue with water and apply that with a brush over the string. Let it dry, remove the balloons and hang the balls from an embroidery hoop previously wrapped in colored yarn.

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Pom-pom mobiles are another cute option. You can customize these in a lot of ways. For example, find out how to make a solar system pom-pom mobile on We-are-scout. You’ll need yarn in various shades, a circular wire hoop, clover pom-pom makers and fishing line. Then proceed to make all the planets as well as the sun. when they’re done, hand them from the hoop using fishing line.

DIY Pom Pom Nursery MobileView in gallery

Pom-pom mobiles can have a lot of different designs. Even the slightest difference can change the design of the mobile. Check out the following projects. The first one is a colorful mobile made using an embroidery hoop, colored yarn and glue. It hangs from a hook in the ceiling. {found on habitualhomebody}.

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The second one basically shares the same design. The difference however is that these are felt pom-poms. This gives then a different look and, as a result, makes the whole mobile look different. Compared to the previous designs, the pom-poms no longer have that fluffy look and this makes their colors stand out in a rather different way. {found on homeologymodernvintage}.

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As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, some of these projects are not baby-proof and should only be used as decorations. One example is the globe mobile featured on Delineateyourdwelling. As you can see, the main piece is an Earth globe decorated with glitter. After you’re done with this part, add a few star decorations as well.

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Instead of en embroidery hoop, you can use a pair of tree branches. Arrange them perpendicularly and insert a hook through the center of the top branch. Then string felt pom-poms and hang them from the branches. {found on morningcreativity}.

Boat DIY MobileView in gallery

Instead of pom-poms, you can hang all sorts of decorations. For example, you could make paper boats. Initially you can make these out of newspapers. You can then decorate them with scrap pieces of fabric, wrapping paper or with tape. You can get really creative with this part. Check out Journeycreativity for more inspiration.

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Butterflies are also a cute option. On Creativejewishmom you can find out how to make these out of corrugated cardboard and how to use them for ababy mobile. First you make a template and then you trace this onto the cardboard. Cut out the butterflies and string them several at a time. You can personalize each butterfly in a lot of fun ways.

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A somewhat similar design features hummingbird decorations. You can find a detailed tutorial for this project on ohohblog. First you need a template. Cut out all the pieces and water folor them. Then glue together the body and the wings of each hummingbird and hang them with fishing line or string from

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The woodland mobile featured on Ceci-bean is another interesting option. It was made using an embroidery hoop, cord and wood cutouts in the shape of various animals. The design is simple and elegant and the project only takes a few minutes to complete.

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Another beautiful example is the nature-inspired mobile featured on Sheknows. You can make this one using things you usually find in the woods or in nature in general such as pinecones, shells and flowers. Hang these using string from an embroidery hoop.

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The mobile featured on Elhadadepappel also has a design inspired by nature. It uses acorns as decorations. Separate the caps and poke holes through their centers. Run thread through a cap, then add a bead and then the acorn. You’ll obtain a cute decoration that looks like an ant.

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If you actually want bring nature in, you can use leaves and flowers as decorations for the baby mobile. Of course, as they witter and dry out, you’ll either have to replace them with new or get rid of the mobile. The project is really simple. Take an embroidery hoop and wrap it in yarn. Then tie string around the stems of the flowers and leaves and hang them from the hoop. {found on ajoyfulriot}.

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Check out the triangle mobile featured on Blesserhouse. It looks really chic and the design is highly-customizable. The triangles can be replaced by butterflies or other shapes and the design would change accordingly.

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Using this technique you can combine various different shapes and colors and even mix and match things a little bit. For example, string paper triangles, squares, hearts and even pom-poms. Check out Pysselbolaget for more inspiration.

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Triangles are also the focal point of the mobile featured on Farmfreshtherapy. These ones are made of colored felt. After you cut out a bunch of these triangles, string them together using your sewing machine. Then hang the string from a hoop.

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Another design can be found on Lovelyhappylife. For this one you’ll need six pieces of colored paper, thread, a styrofoam floral ring, ribbon, beads and pins. First you need to make six paper diamonds and for that you’ll need a template and some instructions. Then you run thread through them and you hang them from the previously ribbon wrapped foam ring.

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If you want to reproduce the design featured on Ludorn you’ll need some origami skills. Start by making a few of these colored cube-shaped boxes. You can either craft them using the origami technique or you can use actual boxes and wrap them in colored paper. These will be your decorations for the mobile.

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If you’d like a design that’s more abstract, check out Rotkehlchens for a great example. The geometric mobile featured here can also be used as a decoration for a lot of other spaces. In addition, it leaves plenty of room for creativity.

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Similarly, the Eames-inspired mobile featured on Vitaminihandmade can also serve as a modern and abstract decoration. To make it, you need a few wooden dowels, wood balls, wood glue, black spray paint, clear spray sealer and fishing line. Spray paint the balls and then glue them to the ends of the dowel. Wrap fishing line around the center of each dowel and make sure it balances out perfectly. Then hang another dowel from it and so on.

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A variation on that design can be found on Facingnorthwithgracia. The main idea remains the same but the design is slightly different. The supplies needed for it include wooden beads, black metal wire and modeling clay.

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Other designs favor color. A nice example is featured on Simplypeachybaby where you’ll find a fruit mobile. It’s made using felt pieces in various colors, a black marker, fabric glue, thread, a small ring and an embroidery hoop. Use the ring to trace circles onto the felt pieces. Cut them out and stack several as shown in the pictures. Then cut them in half and add the finishing touches using the marker.

Stary cloud nursery mobileView in gallery

A cute idea can be to make a mobile that looks like a cloud and to add star decorations. The supplies needed for such a project include white fleece fabric, paper mache stars, gold spray paint, batting, cord, thread and fishing line. First you make a pillow shaped like a cloud. Then you hang the stars from it and you spray paint them. {found on beckhamandbelle}

Kids Twirling Twigs MobileView in gallery

Abstract designs can also be interesting. The best part is that you can use simple supplies such as tree branches and colored yarn. A fun design idea is offered on Babbledabbledo. Stars by wrapping colored yarn around each stick, mixing colors as you wish. Then, once you have all the sticks ready, put together three of them to make the base and then string the rest and add a weight at the end.

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The dinosaur-themed mobile featured on Inspiredbythis is a really inspiring project. If you want to make your own, you’ll need four plastic toy dinosaurs, a few wooden shapes, a craft ring, a hot glue gun, string and gold spray paint. Spray paint the wooden shapes and the dinosaurs and then start assembling the mobile. Arrange the wooden shapes in a pattern that you like, two by two and hot glue them together with the string. Hang these from the ring and then add the dinosaurs to balance out the mobile.

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Paper crafts can be really fun. Let’s start with something simple. This baby mobile features a lot of paper circles of various different colors and dimensions. Once you have all lined up, make several strands and attach them all to an embroidery hoop.

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Speaking of paper crafts, another cute idea is to make an origami mobile. Although it may sound complicated, the whole project can turn out to be simpler than you think. Check out the paper crane mobile on Deliacreates for more details on the subject.

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If you want, you can adapt and customize the design. For example, instead of using an embroidery hoop you can use a glass bottle and a branch. Sure, the whole design would change but this option also lets you use the mobile as a decoration or a centerpiece.

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Paper birds seem like a wonderful choice for baby mobiles. The designs you can try are numerous and one of them can be found on Pointlessprettythings. It goes like this: first you draw a single bird body shape on a piece of cardboard. Cut it out. Then cut out a small rectangle and fold it to make the wings. Push it through a hole at the center of the bird.

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A completely different paper bird mobile can be found on Apartmenttherapy. For this project you’ll need medium gauge wire, thick paper or cardboard, watercolors or paint and scissors. Using a template, trace the bird shape onto cardboard and cut it out. Paint the bird and then start making the frame. You’ll be using varying lengths or wire folded into hoops. At the end, hang the birds and balance out the mobile.

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But perhaps you’d prefer something a bit simpler and more classical, such as a pinwheel mobile. You can find a great tutorial for one on Apple-crate. The supplies needed include pattern paper, string and wooden dowels. If you want the pinwheels to look more interesting, ashere two sheets of paper together to get two different patterns on them. You can put a button at the center for an even cuter look.

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Some baby mobile designs stand out in the most unusual ways. For example, check out the paper clip mobile featured on creativejewishmom. It’s made of colored paper clips in two different sizes and a clear plastic bottle. You’ll be using the middle section of the bottle which you cut out with scissors. Follow the instructions for similar results.

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Another interesting mobile design which we found on Lemontreecreations uses paper doilies and patterned fabric. Cut off the lace of a doily and use the ceter circle as a template for the fabric circles. Using a mix of fabric stiffener and water brush the circles and let them dry. Take two doilies, fold them in half and paper clip them together. Then place place a fabric circle on each side and sew down the center.Repeat to make five of these decorations and then hang them from a mobile’s frame.

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Did you know you can make a great-looking baby mobile using egg shells? It may sound strange but it’s true. Check out Icepandora for a great example. The proejct requires egg shells, stickers, washi tape and thread. Paint the inside of the egg shells and then draw faces on each one. You can also decorate them with tape. Attach a piece of string to the top of the shells with tape and use them to make a unique baby mobile.

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Another great project that also uses egg shells can be found on Littleinspiration. This time the shells act as swings for cute little toy animals. Hot glue thread to the inside of the each egg shell. Place a miniature toy animal inside and then hang the shell from a piece of driftwood.