DIY Feather Mobile

Date
Sep, 22, 2015
DIY Feather Mobile

Guys. I’m having so much fun planning Baby Berto’s nursery. The decor is just too cute to handle and I want to buy everything peach and mint I can find. We’ve got the crib, which I’ll be sharing soon but other than that, I’m still playing around with a style board to see how things look.

Of course I knew I wanted to include some DIYs but wasn’t planning on making anything until later on. Until my friend Nicole from Meet the B’s asked if I wanted to do a DIY Nursery Blog Hop with her and a few other preggo bloggers and I just couldn’t say no. Oh and there’s a giveaway too!

DIY FEATHER MOBILE

DIY Feather Mobile

I pinned a feather mobile to my Nursery Board a little while ago and it kept popping into my head when I was trying to figure out what to make. This particular one had mint tips on the feathers but I couldn’t find a good mint spray paint that I liked so I decided to keep it more neutral and just add some pops of color with string.


MATERIALS

:: Embroidery Hoop
:: Feathers
:: Gold Bead Accents
:: Gold Feather Accent
:: White String for hanging and colored string for wrapping
:: Super Glue


\Feather mobile supplies

I started out by cutting a piece of white string and tying it around the end of a feather.

wrap feathers in string for mobile

Then I just slipped on the little gold beads. You want to make sure the beads you get have a big enough hole to fit over the end of the feather. I did something a little different for each feather to shake things up a bit. Some have 2 beads, some have 3 and I varied the placement of them as well as the length.

Once the beads are on, just tie your white string to the embroidery hoop. Repeat this step until your hoop is completely full. Mine ended up having 12 feathers.

I found some cool bigger gold leaves that I attached to a couple of the feathers as well which I really love.

gold feathers on mobile

Now you could totally leave it like this but I wanted to add some color and didn’t love that you could see the little knots where I tied the string to the hoop.

wrapped color string

Before you get to the next step, you’ll want to add the strings you’ll use for hanging too so you can cover those up with the colored string. I cut four super long pieces and just tied them evenly around the hoop. I slid a little gold bead down through all the pieces of string which you can adjust as you want.

Start on the inside of the hoop with a little dab of super glue, and then wrapp the colored string around a bunch of times. If you’re going to alternate colors, make sure you have an even number of feathers on your hoop. I definitely had 11 and had to go back and add another 🙂

hanging feather mobile

I used a little gold hook that we screwed into the ceiling to hang it up and that’s it! I’m seriously in love with this thing and the pictures really don’t do it justice. I was so used to shooting outside on our porch that I’m still figuring out the lighting in our new place and the best settings to use on my camera. So apologies if these aren’t quite up to par 😉

DIY feather mobile

feather and beads mobile

Green and Orange feather mobile

DIY Boho Feather Mobile

So not only do you get to go check out more awesome nursery DIYs but we’ve teamed up with some awesome shops and companies to offer up the cutest Newborn Gift Package!

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

2 braided leather pacifier clips via Madeline’s Box

2 cotton burp cloths via Witts End Design

1 pair of knit newborn crib shoes via Burke Does

1 pair of baby harlem pants & matching mama headband via Nido Design Studio

1 bandana bib via Ollie and Tate

$50 giftcard to BuyBuyBaby via your blog hop hosts!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Click on the photos below to see what the rest of these crafty mamas created!

diy boho feather mobile

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36 Comments

  1. Reply

    Ashlyn

    March 14, 2016

    OMG!! I am loving this!! I need to make one for my nursery ASAP! http://www.lovesthefind.com/

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Ashlyn! You totally should!

  2. Reply

    Haeley @ Design Improvised

    September 26, 2015

    Really beautiful! I love how airy it is!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 28, 2015

      Thanks Haeley!!

  3. Reply

    Kelli

    September 25, 2015

    Very cute and whimsical! I’m enjoying all the feathers I see in so many different forms and fashions right now, and this on is perfect for a nursery! Thanks for adding so many pictures. Great instructions!

    I am excited to see all your peach and mint accents. 🙂 Sounds very soothing for a nursery.

  4. Reply

    Tan of squirrelly minds

    September 23, 2015

    So pretty! I just love the gold bead accents

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      thanks Tan!! And good luck 😉

  5. Reply

    Cyd

    September 22, 2015

    So so beautiful! I love how this turned out! xoxo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      Thanks Cyd!! <3

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    Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus

    September 22, 2015

    What a beautiful, unique mobile. I love how light and airy it is compared to typical ones!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      Yay, exactly what I was going for 😉 Thanks girl!

  7. Reply

    Teresa @ Crafty Wife

    September 22, 2015

    Bre, this is so adorable! I love it! I’m also a little obsessed with the added detail of color on the embroidery hoop. So perfect.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Teresa!! I needed to tie my color scheme in somehow but love how subtle it is!

  8. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    September 22, 2015

    A D O R A B L E I love your feather mobile much better than the original. The colored string around the top is such a clever idea along with the gold leaf hanging amongst the feathers. If this is an indication of what your nursery is going to look like Bre, then I can’t wait to see the reveal!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      aw thank you so much Marie! I’ve got a good starting point and I can’t wait until the rest is done and I can share it!

  9. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    September 22, 2015

    That is so cute. Simple and so pretty.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      thanks Lindsay!!

  10. Reply

    cassie @ primitive & proper

    September 22, 2015

    love it! i just saw one in a boho shower photo and wondered where i could put one in my house since no babies here! 😉 LOVE!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      thanks cassie! and you could totally find a place for one in your home 😉

  11. Reply

    Nicole B.

    September 22, 2015

    I love it Bre! So sweet and whimsical! I can’t wait to see the rest of your nursery come together!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 23, 2015

      Thanks Nicole!! I’m so excited to decorate the rest of it!

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