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Get outdoors and make your own nature mobile

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

As you spend time outdoors this summer, have your kids gather up little trinkets and treasures that they find in nature. Head back home and transform your collection into a beautiful nature mobile that can be hung indoors or out.

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Supplies:

  • Wooden embroidery hoop
  • Nature objects
  • Embroidery floss or string
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Directions:

1. Separate the hoop

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Remove the center circle from the embroidery hoop. This is the portion you will be using to make the nature mobile.

2. Cut the string

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Cut 4 equal lengths from the embroidery floss or string and tie them equally spaced on the wooden circle.

3. Make a loop

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Make a loop to hang the mobile by gathering all of the strings toward the center of the circle and tying a knot.

4. Tie the thread

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Tie thread around each of the nature objects. Heavier objects like rocks may need to be wrapped a few times with the thread.

5. Attach the objects

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Attach the nature object to the wooden hoop by tying a knot with the thread. Use scissors to cut away any excess thread.

6. Balance it out

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Slide the hanging nature objects around on the hoop until it is as balanced as you can get it. Try to keep it balanced by hanging similarly weighted items across from each other on the hoop.

7. Hang it up

This nature mobile keeps your treasures from nature on display

Once all of the objects are on the hoop, your nature mobile is ready to hang.

More nature craft ideas

Make an indoor terrarium for kids
DIY flower crowns
Sunshine prints: Make art from the sun

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