If you have a little one on the way you know that one of the more exciting things to do when planning for baby is decorating the nursery. Our little boy’s nursery didn’t have an exact theme but did include a lot of blue and many handmade projects like a diy baby mobile.
Our little boy’s eclectic nursery included a variety of blues with mixed metallic highlights. We painted the wall behind the crib a beautiful marine blue that is a perfect backdrop for the diy baby mobile with a moon and stars.
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Materials for the Moon and Stars DIY Baby Mobile
- stars (Christmas ornaments, wooden stars, jewelry stars, cookie cutters, cardboard starts, handmade stars, etc)
- spray paint
- jewelry chain
- jewelry wire
- floral wire
- wall hooks
Since our little boy was born in March much of the nursery assembly occurred through winter and the Christmas season. Post Christmas season was the perfect time to find star ornaments on the clearance racks.
We were on the search for a branch to hang the baby mobile when we randomly came across this branch in our backyard. The length and curve was the perfect fit above the crib.
We painted the branch with metallic gold spray paint. I marked the height and curve of the back of the crib and temporarily taped the branch to the wall to determine where to install the wall hooks that will hang the diy baby mobile.
I installed a wall hook on each side for the branch to hang from. To ensure the mobile never falls off the wall I wrapped wire around the hooks and branch. It is very sturdy.
For each individual star I hung jewelry chain over the branch to create a loop. I threaded wire through the ends of the chain link then around the chain.
The individual stars hang at different lengths from the branch. I attached each star from the chain using jewelry rings or wire.
To create the moon I used paper wrapped floral wire and wrapped gold floral wire around one side of the moon.
The curve of the branch makes the stars hang away from the wall and creates cool shadows from the stars on the blue wall.
I’m not the only one smiling about the diy baby mobile.
The stars in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors is a great conversation piece for our little man.
I’m happy to report that almost two years later, this diy baby mobile is still in perfect condition and looks great hanging behind the crib. His room also still has the diy sunburst mirror and diy laundry bag I made.
Here is my Nursery inspiration Pinterest board.
Did you make a diy baby mobile for your baby nursery? Leave a note in the comments below.
That is a beautiful project!
Thanks Patty :)
I love this!!!!
Thank you :)
Where did you find the shapes? It is so sweet! My gabby loves the stars and moon.
Most of them are Christmas ornaments. Now is a great time to find good deals on clearance ornaments! :)
That is beautiful. I am going for the Lion King theme with (Nala) as the princess so I will be using safari pieces and pink & gold. I will post a picture when I am done.Th and you so much for the inspiration.
OMG! That is going to be so adorable. I can’t wait to see it all put together.
alix duffy says
such gorgeous diy projects
Thank you :)
I need some tips on how to find the perfect branch. It would be a big help.
Pick something sturdy that hasn’t rotted yet. Go for at least one inch diameter. Willow is a great choice. This branch happens to be from a cottonwood tree.
Thank you so much for the help. Its a big help for my art project