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How to Make a DIY Baby Mobile for Your Little Adventurer

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018

When you bring home your baby, you’ll want the nursery to be just right. Sweet little details will not only make your baby’s room welcoming, but it’ll be a cozy place for them to rest.

If you’re looking for an adorable DIY baby mobile, we’ve created one in just 12 easy steps. It’s perfect for your little adventurer. Check out the tutorial below.

How to Make a DIY Baby Mobile

First, you’ll need to download our printable stencils. They have got all the pieces necessary to put your DIY baby mobile together. Feel free to use any colors you’d like and include cute little details such as pom poms and puffy paints like we did for the clouds and cactus.

Here are the materials you’ll you’ll need:

  • Fishing wire
  • Glue gun
  • Printable stencils
  • Felt  
  • Twine
  • 2 dowels (approximately 10 inches long)
  • Fiber Fill
  • Fabric scissors
  • Push pins
  • Needle

 

Step 1: Cut out your printable stencils, and don’t forget the smaller pieces. Use the small illustrated guide at the top of our sheet for reference.

Step 2: Pin your stencil to the felt. This will secure the stencil so that it doesn’t shift while you cut.

Step 3: Cut out your felt out with fabric scissors. Each piece should have two sides and additional smaller details.

Step 4: Glue front and back pieces together and leave a very small opening. Hot glue tends to dry fairly quickly so make sure you do it in sections.  

Step 5: Stuff the opening with fiberfill. You’ll need about two handfuls for each piece.

Step 6: Seal the rest with your glue gun, add final details to each piece and set aside.

Step 7: Glue your two dowels together in the center. Make sure you add enough glue to keep it steady.

Step 8: Secure the dowels with twine and set aside. You can also choose to decorate the ends of each dowel with the same twine.

Step 9: Thread your mobile felt pieces through the middle with fishing wire and a needle. You’ll need to decide how you want to arrange your pieces before doing this step. Follow our guide below.

Step 10: Glue the mobile pieces secure so that they don’t slide off. They should be about 2 inches apart from each other.

Step 11: Knot your fishing wire to the end of each the dowels and glue to secure.

Step 12: Use the same twine to hang as you’d like and enjoy!

Guide for Putting Your Mobile Together

We’ve also put together a handy guide for putting everything together. You can arrange things in whatever order you’d like but here is our version you can use as inspiration.  You’ll need approximately six hours to put this all together.

With a little time and effort, a DIY mobile is easier than you think and cuteness like this is totally worth it. Choose wall art that will complement your mobile colors. Canvas prints are easy to arrange against a wall and you can personalize them any way you’d like. Whether you choose to create this for your own nursery or gift it to someone, we guarantee that it’ll make everyone smile.