This mobile is perfect if you're looking for something homemade for the nursery- whether it's gender neutral, completely personalized, or for your friend's baby shower gift!
Boho Nursery Crib Mobile
Here's what you'll need:
- wood beads of choice
- wood embroidery hoop (any size)
- stain or paint
- ceiling hook or mobile arm
Tools you'll need:
- finishing nail
You can use either the outer or inside hoop- I'm using the inside hoop since it doesn't have the metal tightener on it.
- Cut hoop in half using scissors or heavy duty cutters
- Make small holes in the hoop by gently tapping a finishing nail in and then removing
- There should be a hole directly in the middle, and however many more you would like along the sides- make sure they are even on either side
- Repeat for the other half of the hoop
I'm making this mobile gender neutral, so I opted to just stain a few of the beads and paint a few of the shaped ones white.
The butcher twine I used was a bit thick and made it tricky to thread through the hoop. I used a needle with a larger eye to get the string through.
I'm using a longer string for the side pieces, but you can also use one string and tie a knot on the top of each hole to keep it from slipping through.
Add your beads in whatever pattern you like! I kept holding up the hoop halves together to see what would look best.
Add a string with beads to one of the hoop halves for the middle piece.
- First, see how long you will need the top string to be to hang from your ceiling/mobile arm. I measured this and cut a piece of string twice as long to fold in half to make it a bit sturdier.
- Thread this piece of string through the middle holes of the hoop halves and tie a sturdy knot underneath.
- To keep the hoop halves from moving around, wrap twine around in a crisscross pattern and tie.
- Thread on a few beads to sit on the top of this.
Looking at it now, I could've went with a larger embroidery hoop, but still like the way this one turned out!
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Flipturn on Oct 06, 2020
The little star and flower shapes are delightful, but the mobile seems to fade away into the wallpaper. To help develop babies visual ability to focus, having at least some beads different colors is recommended. They could easily be painted with a small brush and inexpensive craft acrylic paint.