DIY Whimsical Baby Mobile

Less than a month from my due date, and I don’t have a nursery even close to being ready for baby girl. In all honesty, I’m not sure if it will even happen until after baby is born. For someone as neurotic as myself, I guess you could say I’m being extremely relaxed about this whole thing… relaxed, or lazy, take your pick.

First I need to put together my toddler’s room, and transition him from crib to big boy bed (which is what I’m most nervous about). Then I can work on girlifying the nursery. In the mean-time, she will sleep in my room in a pack-n-play for the first little bit anyway, so no rush.

However, I am trying to work on some of the nursery items, and this one might be my favorite so far, inspired from something I found on Pinterest. It was also surprisingly easy, and cost me around $6 – HUGE bonus.

DIY whimsical baby mobile - made from string tassels

Supplies needed:

  • String (I chose to use 3 different colors, but the one I saw on Pinterest was all a single color)
  • Stick (found in my yard)
  • Glue gun
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • For tassel making: cardboard, scissors, pencil

To make:

  1. I followed the instructions here from for how to make the tassels. However, I wrapped each tassel around 100 times and made them each about 5 1/2 inches long.
  2. I made 17 tassels total – 10 light pink, 4 bright pink and 3 teal
  3. Lay each tassel out below my stick exactly how I wanted it to hang, and tied strings to the stick that would reach the length of each tassel at where I wanted it
  4. Attach tassels to the strings, and cut excess strings
  5. Use a glue gun to better attach the strings to the back of the stick and hide the knots
  6. Use Elmer’s Glue to dab each knot where the tassel is attached to the string, to prevent knot from becoming undone
  7. Tie string to the ends of the stick to hang

DIY whimsical baby mobile - made from string tassels

I’m pretty thrilled with how it turned out, and can’t wait for baby girl’s room to slowly start coming together!

Wish me luck!




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