3 DIY cot mobiles for baby’s nursery

Instead of spending a fortune on a cot mobile for your nursery, why not make your own. It’s very easy. Here’s how…

Butterfly mobile

You’ll need:

  • Large or small embroidery ring
  • Ribbon to hang from the roof
  • Scrapbook paper for the butterfly shapes
  • Scissors
  • Thin beading wire or fishing gut

To make:

  1. Use pretty scrapbook paper to cut out butterflies of different shapes and sizes.
  2. Secure them in place with thin beading wire or fishing gut.
  3. Remember to make a knot in the wire so that the butterflies don’t slide down.
  4. Tie 2-3 equal lengths of to the ribbon and hang from the ceiling.

Teddy mobile

You’ll need:

  • Two embroidery rings
  • A few small stuffed animals
  • Sturdy rope or ribbon to hang from the ceiling

To make:

  1. Tie the sides of the ring together with a little ribbon and attach the stuffed animals to the rings (These toys have ‘velcro’ hands so that they can easily grip the ring)
  2. Then secure the rings to the ribbon and hang from the roof by screwing a hook into the ceiling.

Cloud and rain drop mobile

You’ll need:

  • Large or small embroidery ring
  • Ribbon to hang from the roof
  • Felt for the clouds and rain drops
  • Fabric glue or cotton and a needle for stitching
  • Stuffing
  • Fishing gut

To make:

  1. Cut out cloud and rain drop shapes from felt.
  2. You can glue the sides or stitch them, then stuff and sew closed.
  3. Position on different heights with some gut and attach to the ring.
  4. Secure the ring to the ribbon and hang from the roof by screwing a hook into the ceiling.

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