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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