Baby mobiles don’t have to be expensive or over complicated. Even if you don’t think of yourself as crafty, you can make your own DIY no-sew baby mobiles in less than a day.
If you are a crafter, you may already have many of these items at home. If not, they can easily be found at Amazon or any craft store.
I was inspired by easy no-sew (no sewing machine) ideas. As you can see from the first picture, there are hand sewing marks, but that is not the only way to attach cut felt together.
Most of the no-sew baby mobile ideas use felt, paper, ribbon, yarn, and paper. Most use an embroidery hoop, but you can use anything that makes a hoop. You don’t even need a hoop. You can use sticks or wood or anything that will work on spacing out your items.
Using Felt for No Sew Baby Mobiles
Felt can make many objects like flowers, butterflies, and more. You need felt, yarn, and some sort of hoop. You can change this up a bit use other felt pieces or beads. You can find butterflies, flowers and other already cut felt pieces on Amazon.
Ribbons For No Sew Baby Mobiles
Super easy, and you can use many shades of the same color or make a design out of it. All you need is ribbon, yarn, tape, and embroidery hoops. Think of the ways you can customize this. You can use cardboard as the base or anything that makes a hoop. The ribbon can be replaced with beads, yarn, hanging toys, etc.
Pom Poms For No Sew Baby Mobiles
Pom poms make great easy-to-make baby mobiles. You can make them tight or a little loose to get that shaggy look. They are not that hard to make, and you can pair them with other items you c=want to add to your mobile. If making the pom-poms seems tedious to you, you can always find them on Amazon.
Yarn Balls For No Sew Baby Mobiles
Yarn can be used in a few more ways than just pom poms. If you have ever wanted to try making yard globes, you will need balloons and glue. If that’s a hassle, just make your own yard balls. The end product will be colorful and beautiful.
Paper For No Sew Baby Mobiles
Using paper can be easy or not. If you have tissue paper, you can make different sizes of puffy balls in different colors. If you are looking for more of a challenge, cut paper into shapes, you can find many designs with a quick google search. Think about adding some reflective items or beads to give it some sparkle.
Paper can be cut into any design. Or you can buy die-cut paper for whatever your design needs. Leftover paper from projects can be beautiful as a lot of circles hanging down. Another idea is toilet paper rolls that are cut into rounds. You can paint them, paste paper or cloth to them, hang items from them. There are so many ideas to go with when you start thinking about them.
Another idea is to take a craft you know how to do, like making tassels or any origami items you can make or learn to make. Make many of them in complementary colors and make a mobile out of them or add those elements to some of the other ideas above.
To Sum It Up
No matter what you choose, it will be a creative, one-of-a-kind piece. You can change it or add to it as you see fit. To get more ideas, just google DIY baby mobiles. My favorite way when looking for craft ideas is to search the idea, but, click over to images and that is where the visual stimulation and more ideas come from.
Jill Davis, author for Life So Ever
Jill Davis grew up on army bases in the USA and Germany and has spent her adult life on the East Coast. She resides in Virginia where she gets to enjoy lots of hiking trails, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. No recipe intimidates her and she is always up to try most foods. Her second language is sarcasm and she always looks for the good in life.