Create a ceiling mobile for your baby
These creative ideas allow you to customize your baby's nursery with coordinating elements, fun designs and materials that you wouldn't typically think of when you think about a nursery mobile.
Stick ceiling mobiles
These nature-inspired mobiles can be easily customized to fit your nursery decor and style. You can also create a mobile first as your focal point for the room and then build the room from there.
One of the easiest mobiles to make is one out of sticks. Simply gather as many sticks as you need – straight ones, preferably – sand down any jagged areas or break them to the desired length.
Stick ceiling mobile ideas
Photo clip ceiling mobiles
Photo clip mobiles are an easy way to create a personalized nursery ceiling mobile. The hard part --the construction of the mobile itself -- is done for you, so all you need to do is add your own designs.
Tip: Use lightweight items, as the clips do not support heavier items. Also, by using items that all weigh the same, it will keep the mobile balanced.
What to hang from a photo clip ceiling mobile
Wreath ceiling mobiles
Wreath mobiles can be made of wreath forms (wire, Styrofoam, wood, etc.), which come in a variety of sizes and make a great starting point for a ceiling mobile. All craft stores carry wreath forms and stitching hoops, so they are also very easy to locate and don't cost a lot of money -- so you won't break the bank.
To start: Wrap yarn, fabric or ribbon around the wreath form or stitching hoop to hide the material underneath, or leave the wooden wreaths and stitching hoops exposed for a natural look.
To attach a wreath form to the ceiling: Tie four pieces of fishing wire, yarn or ribbon at four evenly spaced points on the circle. Tie a knot at the top and hang from the ceiling.
To hang items from the wreath form or hoop ring: Tie as many items as you want to it while keeping the balance of the hoop.
What to hang from a wreath form ceiling mobile
Warning: Do not hang mobiles over your child's crib, as it can be a hazard if it falls, breaks or if baby can reach it.
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