Monday, March 31, 2014
DIY Geometric Mobile
When I was dreaming about baby stuff and what would go in his room and all that fun stuff, I was eyeing some really fun geometric baby mobiles... but some of them were like $100. I was kinda disappointed but I knew I would end up DIY'ing a different type of mobile... maybe felt triangles or pom poms but then I came across this website that had templates for these paper geo shapes (I believe the correct term is Platonic Solids:)) and I saw all my baby mobile dreams coming true.
This isn't really a full blown tutorial because its just way too simple for that. But since approximately 1million of you asked how I did it I thought it did indeed deserve its own post. Here's how you can make one of these for yourself! Baby or not I think they are a fun way to decorate.
First you'll need to get card stock in the colors of your choice, just one sheet for each shape. Then go here and print the template on said card stock.
Follow the instructions in the link to assemble the shapes. You just cut them out, score the lines that you need to fold and glue it together. It can be a little time consuming on the shapes that have a lot of folds but for the most part its super quick and easy.
Make a stitch through the corner of your paper shape with a sharp sewing needle and light-colored thread, knot it and cut the thread to the length you need it to be. No need to stitch through multiple times since it is so lightweight.
After a failed attempt to make a wire frame I ended up just hanging them from the ceiling and it does the job just fine!
If you have any questions about the mobile that I overlooked leave me a comment!