Orchard Girls

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Woodland Animal Baby Mobile

Good morning all. I have been working on this baby mobile for what seems like forever. Granted, I didn't do all of the work myself, but I've been coming back to it over and over again because I just haven't liked how it was turning out. Well, finally it's up and I'm vowing to not touch it anymore!
I wish I had a full tutorial with pictures for you guys, but this was a joint effort, and like I said, I just kept coming back to it. The only things I actually did were make the little felt trees, and then attach everything to the loom. My Mom and Mom-in-Law made all of the little animals!

For the animals:
-here is a link to an etsy store that sells the patterns that they used--aren't they ADORABLE?!
For the trees:
-cut out 2 matching triangles, and a little stump out of felt
-sewed around the tree, leaving the bottom open
-stuffed the tree, held the stump in place, and sewed it closed

For attaching to the loom:
-used the thinnest light green ribbon I could find to attach to each animal and one tree, I did this by sewing a few stitches through the ribbon and the felt
-tied 4 of the ribbons, with trees and animals, to the loom at alternating heights
-used 4 pieces of ribbon to hang the whole mobile, (did the step below this), tied about 1/3 of the way up the ribbon, and then did a 4 strand braid to link all the ribbons together
-added the fifth ribbon, with tree and animal, to the center where the ribbons holding the entire mobile are
-used a little ceiling hook to tie the mobile to

And that's it. Sorry it is a little confusing. You could really hang these any way that you would like. Once the baby is old enough, I will probably take these down and just use the animals as little toys.
Here's a picture of it hanging over our sweet baby to be's crib.
Don't mind the wrinkles in the wall tapestry. I ironed it before I hung it up, but somehow they all came back. I will probably end up tacking it in the bottom corners to pull it tight.

Have a great day, everyone! Don't forget to check back tomorrow so you can link up your recipes in our What We Eat Wednesday linky party.

We link to these parties.


  1. I'm dying to see your baby room! It looks so magical. :D

    1. Aw, thanks! I wouldn't mind living in there, that's for sure.



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