Start writing
Share this Story
/

This DIY Hot Air Balloon Mobile Is Perfect for a Baby's Room

A display of family photos on this fun baby mobile is a great way to personalize a space

When it comes to decorating your baby's room, it's all about personalization, so DIY projects are a pretty ideal solution. Sure, it's super-fun to hit up stores for inspiration, but crafting a space that's as unique as your kid is always the goal.

Mobiles are a fun and unexpected way to display family photos in your child's room. This hot air balloon photo mobile is seriously easy to put together and looks so cute hanging in the nursery.

DIY photo mobile

Supplies:

More: Turn a Plain Cardboard Box Into a Super Cool Playhouse With this Easy DIY

Instructions:

  1. Cut 2 pieces of fishing line that are 2 inches long.
  2. Tie the ends of these pieces to the inner hoop at 4 places that are equally spaced, crossing the strings.
  3. Trace the hot air balloon template on the pieces of scrapbook paper. You'll need to trace it twice to make 1 balloon, so plan accordingly, and trace as many as you'll want.
  4. Cut out the balloons, and cut center slits as indicated by the template, then put 2 balloons together to make 1 3-D balloon. Continue with the rest of your paper balloons.
  5. Punch a hole into the top of each finished hot air balloon.
  6. Cut 6 (18-inch) pieces of fishing line.
  7. Tie the fishing line to each hot air balloon.
  8. Tie the hot air balloons at different lengths to the inner hoop.
  9. Take photos with your Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera.
  10. Glue pictures to the filament at varying places.
  11. Glue a second picture to the back of each picture already on the filament.
  12. Hang your mobile.

Originally published March 2016. Updated May 2017.

Tagged in
Comments
Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

Hot
New in Living
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started