How to Make a Baby Mobile using Paint Chips
Baby girl is coming ANY day now, so it was about time I finally finished her nursery! I’m been working on one project after the next, and I can’t wait to share them with you over the next few weeks. Today I want to show you how you can make your own baby mobile using paint chips.
Supplies: Crochet Hoop, paint chips in colors of your choice, circle punch (or scissors) fishing line, double sided tape, ribbon, and an eye pin hook.
I started by using an 1.5 circle punch to create 112 circles from the paint chips. Now, how did I get to 112. Well I make 8 strings of circles, each with 7 double sided circles. So each string needed 14 circles in all multiplied by 8 strings = 112 circles in all. If you don’t have a circle punch I suggest you go and get one, however you could also take the time involved to trace and cut out all the circles if you would like!
Then I laid out the circles in the pattern I would like. I wanted to make sure I didn’t have two of the same colors side by side.
Next, grab the fishing line (I bought mine at Wal-Mart for less than $3) and double sided tape. Place one piece of tape on the inside (non colored) of a circle, lay down the fishing line in the middle of the tape, and then top with the other paint chip. Repeat until you have all 7 circles (or number of your choice) on the line.
Now we have to get the crochet hoop ready to add the paint chips. To keep the strings in place you’ll need a little notch. I achieved that by using a hand saw. To keep everything lined up evenly, I cut two notches at once by pulling the saw all the way across the hoop.
Knot the top of each string of paint chips into the notch.
Now you could paint the crochet hoop if you wanted too (if you choose to do this, make sure and do it before you cut the notches). I choose to cover the hoop in ribbon. I used hot glue on each end to hold it in place. I had to make sure and wrap around the paint chips that were already hanging in place.
Finally, to hang the baby mobile I used fishing line again. To keep things even, you’ll need two pieces, each tied evenly up and over the hoop to create an X of sorts at the top. In the ceiling I inserted an eye pin hook. It looks like this:
Then I slipped the two pieces of fishing line at the point of where they cross through the eye hook. After balancing it out a little big, all was set!! Well except for baby girl, but she’ll be here soon!!
Please let me know if you try to make your own and any questions!
Oh, and I had to share one of my maternity pictures with yoU! I honestly am not sure what you do with maternity pictures, but I didn’t want to regret not having them :o) This had to be one of my favorites!
I’ve blown up a lot since then! This was around 28 weeks. Yesterday marked 36, so we are getting close to this new chapter. I hope you all are having a great week!!