Watch this quick and easy video tutorial from Bowdabra and learn how to make a cute little puff mobile for your baby’s crib. The colors will entertain the baby for hours on end. And it’s so inexpensive and simple to create that you will want to make a little puff mobile in every color tulle!
Embroidery hoop (10″)
Skein of yarn
Bling ribbon (32″)
Tulle (5″) (6″ x 80″)
Netting (5″) (6″ x 80″)
Okay, I’ve seen some really cute baby mobiles on Pinterest and on Etsy, so I thought I would have fun and make a baby mobile of my own.
So the first thing I did was that I took an embroidery hoop and I separated it. Then what I’m going to do is take my glue, and I’m just going to put a little dab of glue right here. And I’m going to glue my yarn on the inside of the hoop. Then I’m just going to wrap the yarn around my hoop, and I’ll keep wrapping it, but rather than waste your time watching me do this, I’m going to put this aside and I’m going to make a bow.
So I’m going to just set this aside and make a really cute little pouf. I’ve taken the same yarn that I wrapped, and I’m folding the yarn in half, and I’m going to lie this down into the Bowdabra. Next, I’m going to just tuck the ends in here and out of the way.
Then what I do is I combine some tulle and some netting, which you can pretty much purchase at any craft store. And so I’m just going to double it, because what I like about doubling the netting with the tulle is it gives it a little extra thickness. This gives us really big poufs, or puffs, for our mobile.
And I chose to do this in purple, but you can of course use any color that you like. And we’re using quite a bit because it makes a really big, big puff. So I’m just going to keep scrunching this into my Bowdabra, and have a little piece of yarn right here that I’m trying to get rid of, but it won’t go anywhere.
There we go. Now I’m just going to, again, keep scrunching into my Bowdabra. So I just keep scrunching. I’m kind of pushing down the tulle and the netting with my hands. This happens because the netting makes it want to keep popping out. We’ll just it keep doubled and keep pushing it down into the Bowdabra. And I’m glad I have the Bowdabra, because otherwise my netting and my tulle would be really hard to keep doubled, because the netting wants to keep catching on everything.
So I’m just continuing to push this down at the end here. And now I’m just going to grab my Bowdabra Wand and put that through the top, scrunch everything down. Pull it out. I have grabbed the end here, and pulled the two ends of the yarn, just like we do with our Bowdabra Bow Wire, through the loop. I pull it really, really tight. Separate the ends.
Now, move the Bowdabra to the side. I’m going to bring this around to the back of my puff. Tie it off. And I’m going to knot it.
And then what I’m going to do is cut one piece of yarn. Finally, I’ll take my mobile and we’ll just pretend that I’ve already wrapped all the yarn around it. I’m going to take my glue gun and just put a little dot here. And that is how my puffs going to hang. We’re going to cut them in all different sizes.
Then what I do is I take my outside of my embroidery hoop and put it on there. And then with the magic of video, move this to the side. So I’m going to take one that we’ve already almost finished. The final thing that I need to do is I have this really cute bling, and I’m going to just put my glue along this side of it and glue my bling on there. And I have my cute little puff mobile.