Post by Rae Ann Kelly
Hey guys! I’m Rae, blogger, graphic designer and mama of 5 and I’m super excited to hangout with you today! If (like me) you swoon over cute ornaments, love seeing a little bit of Christmas in every room and appreciate easy DIY’s then you’ve come to the right place! Keep scollin’ and I”ll show you how to make this cute DIY ornament mobile — perfect for a nursery, big kid room or any kid-friendly space in the house — with just a few supplies and steps.
- 6-inch embroidery hoop (or a little bigger)
- yarn for pom-poms
- string (or you can use yarn)
- wood bead (optional)
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR DIY ORNAMENT MOBILE:
- Make 4 or 5 pom-poms using a pom-pom maker, a fork (like this tutorial) or a cardboard template. I made two big poms and 2 medium sized.
- Cut 3, 1-yard pieces of string and tie one end of each evenly around the embroidery hoop. (These will be used to hang the mobile)
- Thread bead onto the three strings until there is about 6-inches between the bottom of the bead and the hoop. Tie a knot above the bead to keep it in place. Tie the remaining string loosely around a doorknob or hook while you do the next step.
- Using slightly different lengths of string, tie ornaments and pom-poms evenly-ish to the embroidery hoop. Ask someone to hold your almost finished mobile while you play around with the spacing. Try to make it hang as level as possible.
- Once it looks good to you, trim all of the access strings from the ornaments and pom-poms and then use the three long strings to hang from a cup-hook, eye-hook or 3M hook on the ceiling.
I ended up making 2 mobiles for a couple of the kids and then added a few other Christmassy touches to make their rooms extra cozy for the holidays. Here’s a peek at how their spaces turned out…
Full disclosure. The lighting is so much better in the girl’s shared room than the boys bunk room that I used the girl’s room to style both looks. However, the decor looks equally (if not more) adorable hanging over Espen’s bunk and both kids absolutely love their special spaces.
I would love to know if and how you decorate little kid spaces for Christmas?
Rae Ann blogs at Rae Ann Kelly and is a kid wrangler, graphic designer, food & craft nut. Her blog features little tidbits about her day to day life & design projects, tutorials for DIY’s, free downloads, yummy recipes, lots of kid friendly ideas and outfit inspiration.