Make Your Own Crib Mobile

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Flickr Photo by spoolsewing
Looking for the perfect crib mobile, but can't find quite what you want to complete the nursery? 

You may want to consider making your own. You can save money and create a personal, hand-crafted piece that both you and your baby will love.

For example, the bird mobile (pictured left) from Spool is adorable. You can download the free pattern and create the birds in any color scheme you wish.

This ribbon mobile from Martha Stewart is pretty and very easy to customize with a variety of ribbons.  And how adorable is this butterfly mobile?
Flickr Photo by reesedixon

For boys, I love this mobile made of stuffed balls of varying sizes and colors (pictured right)  from reesedixon. The artful abode shows a great, simple mobile made of painted wooden pieces.

One of my favorite homemade mobiles I've come across is this floral one from createslove. She provides great instructions that seem quite doable too.

If you're still intimidated, there are also homemade baby mobile kits that make it really easy to customize your baby's room.

Of course, safety should be first and foremost when choosing a mobile for your baby's room. Here are some crib mobile safety tips to keep in mind.  

Are you thinking of making your own crib mobile?

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kelli... kelli0585

I made the exact bird mobile for my son before he was born! I never really saw birds as a "girl" thing.
I love it. It looks so good in his room.
I seriously HATED all of the mobiles in the stores.

Here's a picture of his:
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs192.snc3/19976_527639875329_202802595_31116040_7820488_n.jpg

jkrew jkrew

I made a mobile out of wooden shapes (sun, moon and stars) that I found at a craft store. I put it above the chaning table instead of the crib so he would have something fun to look at during all those diaper changes :)

Julie... Julieryanevans

Kellio585--that looks so great! and jkrew, above the changing table is brilliant--i should still do that as she won't stay still when i'm changing her!

Carey... Carey2006

NO..I wouldn't be making my own...reminds me of my attempt to make a windchime..not going there again...LOL

bamab... bamababe1975

I did that for my girls and it was a lot of fun. Plus, it's something they can pass on to their kids, if they have any, and say, "Your Grandma made that!" ;)

asil asil

i made my girls mobile also!  they still have it in their room! so easy, took a "picture mobile" with clips for printed pictures... and instead of pictures used FISH tree ornaments.  found them both on clearance at Target, the fish ornaments were in 4 different colors, green, blue, yellow, and organge, and had different patterns of glitter and sequence.  Very pretty, and since they are just clips, the mobile can change and grow with them!

KTMOM KTMOM

So cute!

Peajewel Peajewel

I have zero talent but I love that bird mobile. 

clean... cleanaturalady

Cute.  You just have to make sure you construct it well and that no small parts fall off accidentally. 

nonmember avatar Nigel

i was home schooled when i was still very young and i have to stay that it's also a great option to educate your kids::

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