Finished just in the nick of time, the last nursery project I completed before baby Liv's arrival was a mobile to hang above her crib. I had seen several cute mobiles on Etsy but they were super pricey, some of them close to $100! I decided I would create one myself for significantly cheeper. After choosing a theme of clouds and moons (you could do shapes, animals, letters, etc.), I picked up all my material at the craft store.
I doubled the felt so that after tracing and cutting the shapes, I would have two sides to sew together. I then stitched the front and back of each shape together with embroidery floss. Before closing them, I stuffed the inside with batting.
I used thick glitter paper (found with the craft paper at Hobby Lobby) to make the stars and rain drops. Because the mobile would be seen from all sides, I cut out a front and a back for each and hot glued them together. I used embroidery floss to hang them from the clouds and moons.
I broke two sticks off some birch branches we had left over from our wedding for the frame of the mobile. I wrapped wire around the sticks to secure them together, then reinforced them with hot glue. The final step was to hang the shapes from the frame which I did with wire.
The project was very time consuming but well worth it. Now I understand why people charge so much for these things on Etsy! I love the creative process so it was fun for me to make but it was certainly not something that came together in one sitting.
Liv is mesmerized with it already. Each time the heat turns on in her room, the air spins the mobile around and we stand under it and watch. It's fun seeing her track the shapes.
If you have the time to put into it, this would make a very thoughtful baby shower gift for someone.