DIY Vintage Crib Mobile — Sweetest Baby Shower Gift

by Bonnie in , , , Comment — Updated November 26, 2019
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Do you have a baby shower to attend in the future? Or maybe you’re having a little one of your own? Here’s a sweet crib mobile that uses pretty vintage prints, beads, and even ribbon if you have it. The steps are simple, especially if you have a sewing machine. Ready? Let’s get started!

Gather Your Supplies Together

For this project you will need: 

  • A hoop (wooden embroidery hoops work well)
  • Ribbon and string
  • Beads (optional)
  • Pretty vintage fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pen and disk shape to trace (like a cup or jar)
  • Adhesive iron-on backing
  • Prepare Circles

This mobile is made from little disks of fabric that are stuck together with adhesive. You will need to use a cup or jar to trace circles (as many as you would like, we suggest 50) onto both the fabric and the adhesive. Next, cut the circles out. Iron on a piece of adhesive to each disc of fabric. Next, remove the adhesive’s backing, and sandwich two discs of fabric together, with a ribbon in between. Repeat this step until you have about five circles of fabric per string. Use your sewing machine to stitch a straight line down the ribbon and fabric. 

Assemble Mobile

Now you are ready to put it all together. Loop the ribbons (with fabric already attached) around the hoop, so that they fall down in a pleasing way. Attach string to the top of the hoop, giving you a way to fasten the mobile to the ceiling. This would be a place where you could use beads if you choose!

Do you like this idea for a baby shower gift? Let us know what you like about it in the comments section, below!

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