DIY Baby Mobile Tutorial + 5 other projects you'll love

March 8 |
Photo and tutorial by Emily Burnette.

We're always suckers for DIY baby-related projects, and this baby mobile tutorial from Emily is super cute — and pretty easy!

This tutorial is actually ultra simple and uses just a few inexpensive crafting supplies that you may already have laying around: photos, craft paper, scissors, glue, wire, and a paper punch. And don't stop at photos… think of spaceship shapes, circles and triangles, bugs and birds, monsters, jungle animals. There are just SO MANY possibilities!

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And really, this mobile could be used for anyone anywhere. Felt fruit shaped mobile in the kitchen? Yes please! A more grown-up felt planet mobile for your big boy's room? Uhhh.. YEAH. And this craft does double duty as a project your little guys and gals could actually help with.

Thanks to Holly, for sharing this rad and super funkin' easy DIY mobile. Please, Offbeat Mama readers, if you make this sweet little baby mobile SHARE YOUR PICTURES! We can't wait to feast our eyes on more variations and colors of this baby beauty.

Of course this isn't the only project you and the kidlets can dream up… here are a few more that we love:

Sweater boots! Ideal for tweens and teens:

More: 8 DIY craft ideas your teen might not hate.

This is a super cute idea for toddlers who want to mimic baby-wearing:

Turn an old bikini top into a sling for a baby doll.

Tired of average ABC books? DIG THIS:

Fashioning your own ABC book is easier than you might think.

BALL PAINTING! This is a rad way to spend a warm day:

11 artful activities to try with your kids.

If you like piñatas, the Uteriñata will make you shriek with glee:

Dig piñatas? Learn to make a Uteriñata!

We're always looking to add to our DIY archives… if you have a craft or project you'd like to see featured, send it our way!

  1. Yes!! I recently took my dissatisfaction with mass produced mobiles to the interwebs in search of an easy DIY. I didn't come up with much and was pretty disappointed at the cost of having a custom one made. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the timely solution to my woes! Hopefully I can squeeze one in before baby comes -on Friday!- and send in pics! RAWK!

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  2. This is adorable! If I planned on using a mobile I would totally try DIY'ing this with fishes and ocean creatures! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute! I have been collecting mobiles from thrift stores so I can steal the musical part and make my own mobiles to attach to it. This is bookmarked for me to come back to after a trip to the craft store. Yay for "me time".

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  4. This is awesome! Just the tutorial I've been looking for to make a mobile for our Super Mario themed nursery. Thanks!

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  5. This is awesome! I'm totally going to try it out :-)

  6. I just made one for my son who is due in November and it turned out awesome! I found some cute celestial wooden pieces that I put a hole in to tie them up. Now I have extra stuff for my daughter and I to make one for her room too. She cannot wait. I spent $15 and will get two adorable mobiles for 1/2 the price of 1. I have pictures if anyone wants to see, just not sure how to do that here. Thanks!

  7. Hello! I am trying to access the tutorial but it says its a restricted blog :( does anyone still have it?

    • Hey Shelly,

      It turns out that blog has been deleted — I've updated the post with a new tutorial!

  8. Same problem here. I found this on Pinterest but can't access the blog and therefore no go on the tutorial. :(

    • This post was originally published 3 years ago, and it seems like the linked blogger has since deleted her blog — I'm going to look around and see if I can find a similar tutorial online! Thanks for flagging this.

    • Follow-up: updated with a different (and super cute!) mobile tutorial!

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