I swear there is something in the water. My life has become an endless parade of baby showers, blessings, sprinkles, and nursery decor. So, when a dear friend of mine asked that I make a little something for her nursery I jumped on it…gotta practice for the future, right? Well, she bought the Oh Joy! nursery line from Target so I had some parameters to work within. If you read my blog you have probably already heard of Oh Joy, basically she’s a crafting and design Goddess that now is uber paid by Target! Basically, a genius!!!
Image from target.com
I decided to make a mobile. Newborns can only see about 12 inches from the tip of their cute little noses, so the little one might not see the colorful soft mobile until she about 6 months old. But the colors may actually be neurologically stimulating and help her cute little brain develop. Ok, let’s get to the actual project. There are a lot of steps to this so if you are already exhausted but still want one contact me and I’ll make you one, for a nominal fee of course. Send me your colors and it’s done! For those of you that are a little craftier keep reading.
First, you must make a ton of poms. You can make them on your fingers or make this little cardboard template.
Cut one long piece of yarn and place it toward the end of the notch in the cardboard.
Then wrap the yarn. I wrap it around at 60 times.
Tie it off with the long piece of string, then push it to the other side and tie it off again. Gotta keep it strong and tied.
Then you cut the sides of the yarn.
After both sides are cut pull it free from the carboard template.
You are left with this awkward little thing.
Yay! Now repeat this step about 30 more times.
Now let’s move on to the mobile frame. I used a needlepoint ring. I actually didn’t use the piece with the screw on it but I used the inner piece. You can get these for like $2 at Michaels. Tie 5 long strings at equal intervals around the circle. Keep more string at the top so you can hang the mobile however you want.
After tying on all the strings start wrapping yarn around the ring until it is completely covered. Have fun!!!
Once that’s done you need to start adding the poms. I make a little needle from some extra wire I had lying around.
Skewer your pom.
Then trim again!
Add poms in any way you wish I just tried to make sure colors were equally dispersed and you’re done.