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Sunday, March 3, 2013

DIY Nursery Mobile

I'm finally showing you guys the nursery mobile that I made! I'm absolutely in love with it! So colorful and fun!


The materials used were a small embroidery hoop (I know, icky orange, but it was the cheapest one at Michael's), paint swatches, a circle punch, thread, and a hot glue gun.


Be sure to cut out plenty of circles! I used about two full paint swatches in order to get enough circles.


Then I hot glued them to a thread. You could hot glue two same-colored circles together, but I liked having a gap in between the circles, so I hot glued one of each color to the thread, let the hot glue dry, then glued the same color onto the hot glue in order to get a gap.


Then, string the tops of the thread in through the embroidery hoop. I put a bit more hot glue on each thread, and also around the edges of the hoop in order to ensure they stayed.


And voila! It actually took quite a bit of time, but I love how it turned out!! So cute and colorful! 

Might I suggest, however, using thicker thread. My cat somehow pulled the mobile down from the ceiling and broke the thread, and then it got super tangled up. So I rehung it up using embroidery thread, and we haven't had another incident, thank goodness!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful mobile. Easy to make too. Hoppin over from lots of love link up friday...
    http://www.mitchryan23.com

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  2. Very Very cute! Looks like you bought it from the store!

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  3. This is great because you can make it any color you want to, to match the surrounding. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm visiting today from the Super Sunday Sync hop

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  4. This is so cute! love the whimsy and color!!

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  5. Girl, I needed this post! I have to come up with a shower gift ASAP...it's already late. This is sweet and so are you!

    xo ak

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  6. Oh I love it! Pretty sure I have something like this pinned on pinterest. You did an awesome job!

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  7. So cute! I've seen variations of the design before {as a chandelier &/or sculpture} but love the simplicity of your version!

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  8. That is super cute! :)

    New follower from the SSS link up!

    Krystle
    wwww.liferevolvesaroundthem.com

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  9. Very creative. I love the colors. do it yourself projects must be easy. I need to figure out me some and spice up my room. Maybe even some owl ones since I love owls so much.

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  10. This is adorable Chloe! My daughter would love to have something like this in her room!!

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  11. I am loving this mobile . . . thanks for sharing it with us. :) I'm stopping by from the Monday Mingling Blog Hop, and I'm your newest follower via BlogLovin'. Hope to read more soon. :)

    Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!
    http://www.fun-a-day.com

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  12. Oh, this has so many possibilities! I could see one of these on my porch! I'd have to add sparklies tho. ;) Found you at the Share Something Saturday blog hop and now following you via GFC.

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  13. Wow! That came out amazing!! : ) Love all the colors!!

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  14. Chloe,

    Your guest post is up! Enjoy!

    Diana

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