This tutorial will be on the floral mobile that I made for Kensley’s nursery. This was a super fun, easy project that took me only about an hour or two to complete. I just looked on Etsy to see how much it would cost to buy one and saw one seller had a mobile listed for $90!!!! Save yourself that $90 and DIY with my quick tutorial.
All you need to create this beautiful mobile for your baby’s nursery:
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- Fake Flowers. (You can find these at any craft store. The ones featured in mine are vintage and were collected by MIL that she used for a different project.)
- Styrofoam ring. I used the 16in ring but you can also use the 10in for a smaller mobile.
- 1 inch satin ribbon to wrap wreath base (I used pink, but you could honestly use whatever ribbon color your prefer. I suggest a color that will blend well with the flower colors you chose.)
- 1/2 inch ribbon to hang mobile (I used a white sheer ribbon, but again use whatever color you want as long as the size is correct)
- Hot glue gun & hot glue stick (Feel like I should include the glue stick part because I can’t tell you how many times I went to work on a project and had run out of hot glue sticks haha)
- Wall Picture Hook
Once you have gathered all the necessary items, you can start building your mobile. I was able to finish this quickly, but that was PRE-baby…POST-baby is always a different story, haha.
- Wrap your 1 inch satin ribbon around the Styrofoam base. Hot glue starting point and & ending point.
- Arrange your fake flowers in the design you wish, and once you have something you like you can start hot gluing the flowers to the base. Remember to focus decorating the bottom since that will be what baby sees!
- Next, you’ll want to measure out & cut three pieces of the 1/2 inch ribbon. The length will depend on your ceiling height & how high you want it to be above the crib. Keep in mind when measuring you’ll be tying one end of the ribbon to the base so make sure your ribbon is long enough for that in addition to the length from the ceiling.
- Once you have the three ribbons measured and cut you will tie one end of the ribbon to the base. Then take the loose ends of the three ribbons and tie them together in a knot. I’m sure there is a fancy way to make a loop, but I couldn’t figure it out. You can just tie them together in the knot and hang the mobile from the wall hook that way.
- Insert the wall hook in the desired location above the crib. I used hot glue to really seal it and make sure it wouldn’t fall out.** Hang mobile!
I really hope you enjoy this mobile as much as I do!! My baby just loved to stare up at it when I put her in the crib when she was really little. Now that she can move around she lost interest, BUT it’s still such a cute accent piece for her nursery. Let me know if you have any questions!
**Something I want to mention really quick is that it isn’t advised to hang anything above your crib because of the danger that it could fall and potentially harm your baby. That being said, I used a hot glue gun and screwed the wall hook into the ceiling with the hot glue. This worked really well… it seemed to be holding well, however, after baby was born I started spinning the mobile because Kensley was fascinated with the mobile when it was moving. It lasted fine for about 12 weeks, until one day it fell. Luckily it missed Kensley, but still total #momfail and #safetyfail. I ended up re-gluing it back in and haven’t spun it since and it hasn’t fallen. So, moral of the story and caution is it’s not a good idea to spin this mobile. It’s so cute to display in the nursery, but if you want a functioning, spinning mobile – get something else.