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Mobile: Going Places

Hi! I'm squeezing in posts between feedings and naps. School is about to start and I'm about to go back to work so 1 post a week will be all I can share. I'm going share one of the first projects I did for Baby Z's room - a mobile. While searching for nursery ideas, I found the inspiration picture below.  I loved the colors and simplicity.  The mobile really caught my eye and pinned it.  When I decided on a theme, I added a personal touch tot he mobile.  I think it is really cute.

Inspiration Room My Mobile

Here's what you need:
  • Card Stock
  • 2 Embroidery Hoops (I used 9" & 7".)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Yarn (Fishing line can also be used.)
  • Jump Rings
  • Needle
  • Computer & Printer 
Here are the steps:
What I Used

  1. Paint the embroidery hoops with your paint acrylic paint.  Set them aside to dry. It may take multiple coats. 
  2. Create a template for each shape you will use in the mobile.  I found coloring sheets online that matched the theme. I compiled them in PowerPoint. I also created a 2" circle. Print and cut out your templates. 
  3. Trace the templates on your card stock. Then, cut out your shapes.  
  4. Line the shapes up the way you want.
  5. Punch holes into the shapes with the needle. Attach the shapes vertically using the jump rings. Repeat for each ribbon of shapes.
  6. Hot glue each ribbon of shapes to the dry embroidery hoops.
  7. Attach the smaller embroidery hoop below the larger one using yarn.  
  8. Attach more yarn to the top hoop. Cut the yarn to the desired length to hang.
Unfortunately, I don't have a Silhouette so it took me about 2.5 hours. Silhouette users can probably cut that time in half.  If you do this project using a Silhouette, please let us know how long it took you.

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