How to make your own DIY floral mobile for your nursery. This was one of my favorite projects for the nursery, it was pretty easy to do, it took a bit of time but was 100% worth it!
What you’ll need:
- A styrofoam wreath
- Fake flowers (different sizes and colors)
- A hot glue gun
- Twine, string, rope, jute cord, ribbon (you can choose what you want. I found this jute cord at Walmart for 97 cents vs. the twine that they had at hobby lobby for $4.99 and I really only needed 1 of the jute cord packages. You don’t need that much).
- Fishing line
I got everything from 3 different stores and spent about $40-50, but if you want to make your life easier Amazon has everything you need:
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Step 1 for your DIY Floral Mobile
Wrap the lace around the styrofoam wreath. On the first wrap around I used some hot glue to hold the lace in place, then continued to cover the whole wreath:
This is how it should look once you’re done. All the styrofoam should be completely covered:
Take the fishing line and tie it across the wreath. I did this 3 times and did a crisscross in the middle.
Add the twine or whatever you chose to create the hanging fixture for the floral mobile. I used 2 pieces of the twine, tied one end of the twine to the wreath then tied the other end across from it. Then I tied the tops together so I can hang it up.
Take the flowers off of the stems. I tried cutting them at first. It didn’t work as there was a wire in some of the stems. But fake flowers pop off the stem real easily if you just pull them off. Then I separated them into groups of big flowers, small ones, and the leaves.
Start hot gluing the flowers to the wreath. It really helps if you glue the biggest ones on there first, then fill in the spaces with the smaller ones:
I propped up the wreath (using what I had around me which was a tin of hot chocolate mix and a cheez-it box) so I could fill in the spaces with smaller flowers and propping the wreath up off the table will help give you a sense of how the finished product is going to look and you can place flowers a little easier this way.
Tip: use the leaves as fillers
To create the hanging flowers in the center of the mobile you will thread a piece of the fishing line through some of the smaller flowers. The way to get a couple of them on the same line is really simple. Just thread the fishing line through the flower and add some glue to where you want the flower to hang.
I’ve added some arrows and text to the example picture since it’s really hard to see the fishing line:
Take the fishing line strands that you just glue flowers to, tie them to the fishing line that crisscrosses on the wreath. To make it a little easier to see how the final product would look and to just make it easier to tie the strands on I hung the wreath up on our clothes dry rack:
Hang it up in your nursery:
It was a lot of fun to make this DIY floral mobile, but it took quite a bit of time. We bought everything on Saturday the cost of everything was about $40-50. Then I did steps 1-3 that day and finished the rest of the steps the next day. Gluing the flowers took longer than I thought it would. By the end of the night, I’d blink and see flowers.
But it was 100% worth it, and it’s my favorite thing about the baby’s room.