Hi everyone! I’m Eva Pizarro and today I want to show you how to make a cute mobile for your child or to give as a gift.
I recently had a baby boy (he’s the cutest), and I knew right from the start I wanted to make a mobile for his bedroom! I found my inspiration in this paper from the We Go Together line. I just really loved that airplane! Let me walk you through this mobile step-by-step so that you can have one for your little sweetheart or to share with a friend!
To make this mobile, you are going to need to get your hands on two embroidery hoops. Use only the inner hoops and attach them together using fishing line. The airplanes are very light, so simple knots will be enough to hold them.
Next, you’ll need to make your airplanes. I made 14 of them to fill my mobile. It is very easy to make these little airplanes – you probably remember how to fold them from when you were a kid, but just in case you don’t, here’s a step-by-step image.
Start with a 4 x 2.5 inch piece of paper and bend it in half. Bend one corner to the fold (center of the paper). Then bend that triangle in half. This will create one of the wings. Repeat this process with the other flap to make your second wing.
Use a stapler to keep the airplane together and prevent the paper from opening.
With a needle and some fishing line, make the hanging wires for the airplanes. Tie a knot on the bottom to hold the fishing line in place and use liquid glue to give the airplane the right direction (some facing up, down, straight).
Attach the fishing lines to the embroidery hoops. I hung 4 airplanes in the outer circle, 8 airplanes (2 for each string) in the inner circle and 2 airplanes in the center of the mobile.
Your mobile is now complete! I know your little one is going to love it! As I was making this mobile I had the idea for one with paper gems made using the triangle score board from WRMK would be amazing! Maybe I’ll save that for next time… 🙂