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DIY Felt and Branch Mobile

I’ve been having so much fun creating things for RC’s nursery.  I didn’t really get to do much of a nursery for Mr. G since we lived in an apartment and Pinterest hadn’t quite hit it’s peak.  No grand inspiration boards or things of that nature.  So this is my chance to go all out and do my DIY thing!

One of the items Mr. G had that I didn’t feel like he needed and we used maybe twice (maybe?) was his mobile.  Don’t get me wrong, it was adorable and he loved looking at it, the main purpose of a mobile.  Plus, it came with his bedding set.  But I didn’t feel like it was necessary to get a new mobile for RC, especially since we aren’t going to be getting any traditional bedding either.  (side note:  if you’re not suppose to use bumpers and they’re so dangerous for babes, why do they still make them?!)    But, I did want him to have something bright to look up at in all his baby wonder.  Here’s what I came up with…
What You’ll Need: Felt (various colors), Long Branch, Twine, Rope (or thicker twine), Miniature Animal (optional)

Start but taking your felt and cutting out triangles in various sizes.  Make sure each triangle is cut twice, i.e. a front piece and a back piece.

Cut a few lengths of twine.  I went with five, it fit nicely on my branch.  Speaking of the branch, mine is a repurpose from my bracelet hanger project.  It’s basically just rinsed off and sanded.  Lay out the twine as you’d like it to hang from the branch, and then the triangles along the twine.  Mix it up, pattern it, whatever looks good to you.  Now glue it all on, sandwiching the twine between the triangle pairs.  Tie the twine to the branch and secure with a spot of glue.

On to hanging it!  Using your rope or thicker twine, cute out two long loops.  *Be sure to measure how long you’re going to need them to be.  This will depend on where you’re hanging the mobile.  We hung ours from the ceiling.*  Tie one piece to each end and then again around itself.  Tie them together at the top and wrap the excess around, securing with glue.

Optional:  Glue on your little animal figure for a whimsical touch!

I love how it turned out, simple and sweet….and it doesn’t make any noise! 
XO, Kelly

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