You can make your own DIY baby mobile that is inexpensive and easy to make, to boot!Crib mobiles are such an odd piece of the puzzle that completes our baby's nursery. A mobile is half decoration and half baby toy. So many of us feel compelled to hang one up so baby can gaze at it while drifting off to sleep. But very young infants don't even notice them unless they are created specially for infants with contrasting colors and patterns; black, red, and white. Rightfully we should be changing out crib mobiles out as baby grows!
Why not create a handmade or DIY baby mobile? You can make a mobile out of some very inexpensive materials that are both beautiful, and will keep baby blissfully distracted whilst floating off to sleepy land.
I have some great easy DIY shortcuts to making cute mobiles as well as a free pattern for making an all out handmade masterpiece.
Keep it simple! And take a walk through your local craft store.
A colorful, easy to make baby mobile that is sure to grab baby's attention.
All you need is some 12mm (1/2 inch) wooden dowel, a small wood drill, some strong thread or thin nylon cord and several different colored balls of wool for the pom poms (and patience!!).
You can add as few or as many pom pom's as you like in any color combination but I like to try and balance it out a bit so it hangs level.
My son and I had been flying to see my parents as much as possible before he turned 2 and we would have to pay for a seat for him. He fell in love with airplanes so when we found I we were expecting another boy I decided to decorate the "boy's" room in an airplane theme.
I found so much cute stuff online but it was all waaaay too expensive and that's when I went into super craft mode. I made all the decorations I found online but the mobile was my pride and joy. I drew out the pieces for the body, wings, propeller and tail wings on paper then traced them onto balsa wood. I cut the top of the mobile out of some plywood we had and drilled holes in it for hanging. I really enjoyed using power tools too! I used an exact-o knife to cut the pieces out of balsa wood. I finished it all off with paint and hung the planes using fishing line. The only thing I paid for was the balsa wood too... Cute project for about $3 eh?
I created this teddy bear and heart balloon mobile in only a few hours time, worked on while watching TV over a couple of days. A very stress relieving activity I might add!
To make this teddy bear DIY baby mobile pattern start by choosing some colored felt. I chose to go with one sheet each of white, aqua blue, purple, light and dark pink sheets of 9 by 12 inch felt. Follow the pattern to cut the correct pieces to make 6-10 teddy bears and coordinating hearts. You may also want to cut the pieces to create the top part of the mobile (optional) although you could also choose to simply use one of the DIY ideas from above.
Hand sew all of the felt pieces and then thread some thread, string, or fishing wire through to hand them to form a crib mobile. I used wire to join the bears to the heart balloons, but you could easily use string instead by weighting down one leg each on the bears by stuffing the leg with a bean or something heavier than fluffy fiber fill.