Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY Elephant Mobile

I was going back and forth on whether I wanted a mobile for the nursery.  Sure they're cute and all but I don't remember my daughter being over excited for hers when she was a baby.  I was doing a Pinterest search for nurseries and came across several DIY versions.  

There is this one with just circles that is cute.

 

I also happened to come across this one.  It was the same concept but used elephants instead.  I love it and it totally goes with the bedding.


I knew I could make my own version. (please excuse the night time photography)


I headed to Michael's to get some scrapbook paper and an embroidery hoop.


I found an elephant shape that I liked online, printed it out, and traced onto my scrapbook paper.  When tracing, I made two mirror copies, one for the front and one for the back.


 
To attach my elephants to the string I layed right side down and put a drop of glue with my string down the middle.  Lay the other side on top to secure.


I randomly put them on a string but making sure I had some that were long and some that were short.  Once you have all your strings ready, it's time to attach them to the hoop.


I stained my hoop dark since I had it on hand.  I positioned the string on the hoop and used a dot of hot glue to hold it on.


Once all my strings were attached, I tied more string in a criss cross across the top.  I tied one long string in the middle of them and attached to the ceiling with a push pin.
 



 
Yay!  Another project down.  Have you tried a mobile yet?



 

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17 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS! I've actually had this on my To Do list for 5 Months (that is how old my son is)... Your post is just the inspiration that I needed to add this to my weekend list so that it will actually get done!

    Thank you!

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  2. Oh these guys are so cute! Pinning this for future pinspiration for myself.
    Sarah

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  3. I made a mobile out of the birds that we used in our wedding! I sewed birds and glued them into nests and attached the place cards to the nest. With the left over birds, I put fishing line through them and hung them from a nest. I loved it because it was personal, fast and cheap! Yo ucan see photos at the bottom of this post: http://meggriswold.blogspot.com/2011/12/nursery.html

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  4. Andrea, that is adorable!! I love the paper you chose, the colors, everything!
    Well done. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  5. So adorable! I love the colors you chose, too!

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  6. Awww, I love little elephants. And the colors are perfect!

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  7. This is awesome!

    I have been wanting to make a mobile for Susanna but haven't done so yet. We have hoops, paper, glue, etc. on hand! I might add some of the bells we have, too, for our musical girl.

    Thank you for simplifying the process and making it more realistic!

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  8. Aw, that mobile is so cute! Nice work and I love the color combo. :)

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  9. Very cute! I love the idea of using the hoop!

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  10. This is so cute! Really awesome inspiration :) Looks like we might be expecting around the same time, congrats! I love looking at what you're doing for the nursery, it looks great so far!!

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  11. This is awesome! It looks really light, which I love. And you can do it with any shapes/animals or even a mixture! Great job =)

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  12. So cute!! Love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogpot.com

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  13. this is great! how did you hang it to the ceiling?

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    1. It was hanging from the ceiling with clear tape but now it's hanging from the shelf above the changing table.

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