These whimsical baby mobiles are not only inexpensive and easy to make, but they add a sweet handmade touch to any nursery.
When Cupcake was a baby, her nursery was bird-themed. I made her this bird mobile for under $10.
I painted the inside of an embroidery hoop white for the mobile's base and tied it to a ring using ribbon. The ring hangs from a hook in the ceiling.
I found the wood birds at Michael's for $1 each and covered them in fabric using fabric Mod Podge. I tied them on with fishing wire because I wanted to give the look of birds flying around.
The miniature birdhouse was also $1 at Michael's. I covered it in Washi tape, inspired by these bird houses.
When Bug was born, he and Cupcake shared a room, so I redecorated it to make it more unisex (Actually, I'm still redecorating it). I upcycled the mobile to make a travel mobile.
The airplanes and balloons were made with wood cutouts that I bought from The Wood Shape Store on Etsy. The clouds are just made from card stock.
I covered the wood airplanes and air balloons in card stock. I wanted to give them a slight distressed look, so I sanded down the edges and applied a light coat of distress ink.Then, I sealed them with one coat of Mod Podge.
To attach the wood pieces, I screwed in small eye screws and attached them to the embroidery hoop with fishing line. I wanted to give the planes the appearance of flying, so I attached the screws in different places. This made them hang in different positions.
I love how both of these turned out!
Because Cupcake is no longer a baby, she doesn't need her mobile, but I did save one of the birds and made her a Christmas ornament from it as a memory.