I am continuing on with sharing parts of the nursery today. If you missed the previous posts, you can check out the board & batten squares wall treatment and the nautical dresser makeover. Today, I wanted to share how I made the mobile for over the crib. Since the nursery is fish themed, it definitely seemed appropriate that I make a fish themed nursery mobile to go with it. Making the mobile is so easy!
- Colored cardstock
- Fishing line (or clear thread)
- Large embrodery hoop
- Tape or glue
I began by weaving the thread around the hoop to create a sort of grid to hang the fish from. When I originally started this project, I thought it would be fun to have “bubbles” in the middle of the mobile, but it turned out to be too heavy. It worked, but I really didn’t want something heavy to be hanging over the top of my baby’s crib. Without the bubbles, the mobile weighs practically nothing and I definitely feel better about that.
Once the grid is in place, I cut various lengths of string with the longest in the middle and the shortest on the outside of the hoop. I cut all of the fish out using my cricut explore machine which made it really easy. I taped the fish onto the string by putting two fish together with the tape and thread in the middle. I also made it so that all of the green fish were together in the middle, then the orange fish around them, finished off by using the blue fish.
Last, I added the ribbon to the hoop by tying it in four different places and then attaching it to a longer piece that hangs from the ceiling. It is all really simple knots but definitely secure. In the end, I love the pop of color hanging above the crib and think it looks pretty cool when the heater turns on and the fish look like they are swimming around.