DIY Birdie Mobile


No nursery is complete without a mobile - a little something to keep the little guys entertained during the hours they spend on their back in the crib.

We never had one with our first daughter, so I knew that I wanted to include a mobile in our updated nursery. 

I looked around online, but couldn't find exactly what I wanted, so I decided to customize one to meet our (who am I kidding, my) nursery needs.


I picked up an embroidery hoop, a couple bundles of yarn and purchased these adorable birds on Etsy.

Click here to see similar birds for sale.


I started by tying both colors of ribbon to the embroidery hoop and...


wrapping my little heart out!

I love the striped effect that two colors provide. 
Not to mention the texture!


Here's a close up of one of my birdies.
 Love the birds - didn't love the white ribbon.


But that's easy enough to fix.
So I cut off the white ribbon and replaced it with more of the pink yarn.


Then I cut long lengths of yarn and braided two pink and one blue together to make the hanging supports.
Time consuming - yes! Loving the extra little detail - YES!


I choose to use three supports, but in hindsight, four may have made it easier to hang evenly. 
Ah, well, you live and learn...



Laying the hoop on a flat service, I tied the three hanging supports together and then braided the upper portion.

Then we hung the whole thing with a little hook in the ceiling.
It weighs next to nothing, so hopefully the little hook will cut the mustard!



The birds are simply hung and tied with bows.

I like that the whole thing can be altered - the height can be adjusted as can the birds. That way if we find it's too low once the baby arrives, we can just adjust. 
Perfect!



So, what do you think? 

I think it's the perfect accompaniment to the tree.

Hopefully little No. 2 will think so too! 


A couple more projects to go, but only a week until our scheduled induction. 

Hopefully I'll have a reveal for you next Monday.
Stay tuned to find out as I race against the clock.


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