Make it: Nursery Mobile DIY

nursery mobile IDY

I wanted a mobile to hang in Beastie’s nursery, but something a little different… not cutesy, or particularly ‘babyish’ if that makes any sense. Inspired by dream catcher’s, whimsy and with a dash of boho, I put together this easy mobile last week. You can adapt the colours to suit, and I think it would look fab anywhere in the house not just in a nursery.

DIY ribbon nursery mobile

* Ribbon in a variety of widths/textures. I used around 15m in total
* Wire hangers {I bought these on eBay}
* Feathers
* Leather


1// Fix two hangers together, I twisted one hook around so that they both sat flush together, then used hot glue and ribbon to join them together – by the hooks and also on the bottom of the hangers where they overlap.

2// Cut your ribbon into varying lengths, then loop/tie them onto the bottom of the hangers. Mix the colours up as you go around the hangers, until it’s as full as you like.

3// Cut feather shapes out of leather {I drew a template freehand, but you can find printable ones if you google it}. Punch a hole at the top of each feather, thread ribbon through and tie/loop onto the hangers.

4// Tie some feathers together {I also used some hot glue to make sure they were really secure} then tie to the top of the hangers.

5// Hang and enjoy!


  1. Fiona

    November 4, 2014 at 19:14

    Very cute, love the silver stars on the walls! xx

  2. laura redburn

    November 5, 2014 at 17:24

    cute! i bet that would be fun to play with and tug at too (though maybe not its intention)

  3. ninjacat

    November 6, 2014 at 07:38

    what pretty mobile i love it

  4. Sonya Cisco

    November 6, 2014 at 11:19

    That looks so pretty, yet is simple enough for even a crafting idiot like me!

  5. Stephen

    November 6, 2014 at 11:26

    Oh I love this, what a really good idea and it is so pretty x

  6. agatapokutycka

    November 6, 2014 at 13:08

    what a lovely and original idea… and it can be easily changed if needed

  7. Cass@frugalfamily

    November 6, 2014 at 16:55

    Oh that looks just adorable – I want one for my bedroom x x

  8. Michelle

    November 6, 2014 at 19:10

    Very pretty! A great way to use up those bits and bobs from crafting projects! x

  9. KARA

    November 7, 2014 at 06:06

    Great idea, not that Sebby had a mobile as he slept on his tummy

  10. My Family Ties

    November 7, 2014 at 11:33

    I love that idea! So creative and great that you can adapt it to whatever your child’s favourite colour is too :)

  11. Globalmouse

    November 7, 2014 at 14:43

    That is brilliant and beautiful! I love it!

  12. Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    November 7, 2014 at 16:00

    I kinda want to make this for my own room – ha! Am I too old for a mobile??

  13. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood

    November 7, 2014 at 17:47

    Great idea. Simple, easy and effective. Looks lovely.

  14. Joanna Sormunen

    November 10, 2014 at 04:01

    What a great idea! Very boho and different from everything you can find from the baby isles!

  15. Bek

    November 18, 2014 at 22:42

    What a great idea. This looks lovely.

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