DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

When I found out I was having twins, and would need to decorate a nursery on a MUCH tighter budget with MUCH less time and energy then I had originally expected, all my plans had to be reevaluated. I wanted a cute girly mobile, but nothing too crazy feminine or too crazy expensive. It had to be: 1) super quick, 2) super easy, and 3) super cute. Hence, the DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile!

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

Materials needed:

-Scrap fabric or ribbon
-large embroidery hoop
-scissors
-yard stick
-yarn or fishing line to hang from ceiling
-screw eye hook to hang from ceiling

Directions:

1) Take your scrap fabric and cut into strips approximately 2 inches wide. I use my yard stick as a guide for width and straightness, but there is no need to be exact. If you would like, you can mix in strips of ribbon as well.

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

2) Once you have a good pile of each type of fabric (I used 3 different colors, and cut about a dozen strips of each), start threading the scraps on the interior circle from your embroidery hoop. You just need to:

a. Fold your scrap fabric in half

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

b. Put the folded portion through the embroidery hoop

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

c. Take the tail end of your fabric and threading it through the folded loop of that same fabric strip

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

d. Pull tight, so the fabric is wrapped tight around the embroidery hoop

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

3) Continue threading scraps until all the scraps are attached to the hoop or until you have the fullness you are looking for

4) Tie yarn or fishing line to the embroidery hoop, leaving a long tail to attach to the ceiling

5) Screw the screw eye hook into the ceiling and tie the yarn or fishing line to it

DIY Scrap Fabric Mobile

Step back and enjoy the sheer adorableness of it all!

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Marie Osborne is a wife, mama, and blogger who loves Jesus and large non-fat lattes. As a former high school theater geek, she currently uses all her acting and vocal training reading "Mr. Brown Can Moo" and singing "The Wheels on the Bus" before night-night time. When she isn't laughing (loudly) with her 30-something husband, chatting (loudly) with her girlfriends, singing (loudly) with her 3-year-old son, or feeding (quietly... for the time being) her 8-month-old twins, she's probably pumping and binge watching Netflix. You can find her on her blog www.marieosborne.com encouraging, challenging, and laughing from under a pile of diapers.

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