How to Make a Mobile

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    17 Adorable DIY Mobile Ideas

    DIY Nursery Mobiles

    Want to add a personal touch to your little one’s nursery? Why not try your hand at one of these beautiful, DIY mobiles?

    We’ve rounded up 17 of the cutest and most creative nursery mobiles we could find, ranging from the sweet and simple to the truly impressive. Whether you’re looking for a flash of inspiration or full tutorial, these pretty projects are sure to get those creative juices flowing!

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    Lucky Star Mobile

    Lucky Star Mobile
    Photo via One Dog Woof

    This dreamy mobile features dozens of tiny origami stars individually folded and strung from a wooden embroidery hoop. Want to make your own? Get folding with this simple tutorial.

     

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    Galaxy Mobile

    Galaxy Mobile
    Photo via Honest to Nod

    This shimmering cloud of paper stars adds a touch of glam to the nursery without breaking the bank. See how it’s done here

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    Paper Cloud Mobile

    Paper Cloud Mobile
    Photo via HGTV

    Keep baby’s head in the clouds with this sweet and simple paper mobile. All you need is an hour of free time and about $5 worth of supplies. Pick up the free, printable tutorial here

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    Hot Air Balloon Mobile

    Hot Air Balloon Mobile
    Photo via Persia Lou

    If you have paper - and a whole lot of patience - this stunning balloon mobile could be yours. Just follow these directions, and you’ll be up, up, and away. 

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    Paper Polyhedron Mobile

    Paper Polyhedron Mobile
    Photo via Tuts+

    Crushing on the geometric nursery trend? You’ll love this simple cut and paste project from Tuts+.

     

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    Sculpted Yarn Mobile

    Get your hands messy with this fun and easy mobile project! All you need is some yarn, a few balloons and a whole lot of Elmer’s glue. You’ll find step-by-step directions right here

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    Felt Ball Mobile

    Felt Ball Mobile
    Photo via My Sparkle

    Recreate this bright and beautiful mobile using pre-felted, store-bought balls, or make your own using this brilliant washing machine method

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    Paper Punch Mobile

    Paper Punch Mobile
    Photo via Merely Mothers

    With over 400 colorful discs, this pretty paper mobile packs a pretty serious design punch. Smitten? Head over to Merely Mothers for the full tutorial. 

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    Himmeli Mobile

    Himmeli
    Photo via Nicest Things

    This modern beauty combines two of the hottest nursery trends - pastels and geometric shapes - into one gorgeous and inexpensive mobile. Create your own Nordic-inspired Himmeli art using colored straws and twine and this photo tutorial.

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    Origami Crane Mobile

    Paper Crane Mobile
    Photo via Life in Bridgetown

    Origami cranes symbolize good luck and good wishes, making them a perfect gift for a new baby. They look pretty stylish too! Learn how to make your own here

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    Feather Mobile

    Feather Mobile
    Photo via Tinker with This

    Fabric feathers add a dose of whimsy to this trendy tribal mobile. Prefer the real thing? Try color-dipping white feathers or hand-painting them for a more authentic tribal look. 

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    Dream Catcher Mobile

    Dreamcatcher Mobile
    Photo via Winged Whimsy

    With a few alterations, a traditional dream catcher makes for a gorgeous nursery mobile, showering your little one with sweet dreams. Not sure where to start? Get the basics from this step-by-step guide

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    Fabric Strip Mobile

    Fabric Strip Mobile
    Photo via Etsy

    Love the shabby chic look? Recreate this gorgeous Etsy find using an embroidery hoop and scraps of fabric or ribbon. 

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    Crystal Chic Mobile

    Shabby Chic Mobile
    Photo via God Bless Our Nest

    This sweet and feminine mobile is as simple as it is charming. Make your own using this detailed tutorial

     

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    Tissue Tassel Mobile

    Tissue Tassel Mobile
    Photo via Just Bella

    Add a splash of color to your nursery with this tissue-paper tassel mobile. Want to make your project really shine? Use a little gold or silver tissue for a touch of metallic glam

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    Tissue Cluster Mobile

    Tissue Cluster Mobile
    Photo via Danielle Burkleo.

    Looking for something a little different? This colorful cluster of paper lanterns, tissue pom-poms, and shiny paper garlands makes excellent eye candy for both you and your little one. Create your own paper pom-poms using this how-to guide

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    Magic Melted-Bead Mobile

    Melted Bead Mobile
    Photo via The Artful Parent

    Create this light-catching, translucent mobile using pony beads - the plastic, colored beads typically used for children’s crafts - and an outdoor grill. Ready to get cooking? Check out the full tutorial here

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    Safety First

    Baby Mobile
    Photo by Digital Vision via Getty Images

    Before you hang your beautiful, new mobile in the nursery, make sure to read these 5 important safety tips.