Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bird Mobile

You were thinking of a avian-inspired vehicle when you read that title? Our nursery is a multi-colored mix of polka dots, stripes, owls, birds, and whatever else our toddler decides to drag in there. This mobile, which I constructed with help from both mother and husband nearly two years ago, has yet to be hung above the crib. It currently hangs from the curtain rod. Cute, but not its intended purpose. I am determined to get it up before baby number two uses the crib.

Here's what we used:
-stuffed bird pattern (PDF) and scrap fabrics, stuffing
-thin rope to hang birds
-thicker rope to suspend mobile
-hot glue
-two wooden hangers
-drill/pliers, screw

1. Sew the birds according to the pattern from Lollychops
2. Using a pliers, straighten the hook of the top hanger. Unscrew or use a wire cutter to remove the hook from the bottom hanger.
3. Drill a small hole through the center of both wooden hangers. Secure them together with a screw.
4. Hot glue rope to the top of each bird, hang onto hangers and secure with hot glue.
5. For the top, thicker rope, we knotted it, hot glued it, then wrapped it in a coil. It's sort of a hodge-podge process--whatever is secure and works for you.

Yes, my photography skills are lacking in these photos. There are only so many hours of natural light these days. You get the gist, though.


  1. Now how great is that! I love the idea of using hangers for the mobile frame, and your birds are soo sweet! I'd love for you to link this up to my very first link party, starting on Saturday at I hope to see you there!

  2. That is adorable! Good job!

  3. Very very cute!!! My daughters room {just posted on my blog last week} has a few birds in it so I have extra love for the bird mobile! nice job :)

    lauren @

  4. You are so creative! And your blog is too - I love the ribbon background - how did you do that? DO you have pics of the whole room? I'd love for you to share this at my linky on Dec 6th. Tuesday's Nursery is for all ages of kids decor and held first Tuesday each month. Following oyu and I'm off to see more of your projects! Have a great weekend! Nan