DIY Hanging Mobile and a Surprise Baby Shower

DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Before my mom passes out while reading the words “surprise baby shower”, let me just clarify that this is not my surprise baby shower announcement. It’s for Lexy, the talented lady (and one of the most captivating people you’ll ever meet) behind The Proper Pinwheel. Seriously, this girl is a rockstar, and today I’m joining eight other talented bloggers* to give Lexy a little virtual baby shower since we can’t all be there to celebrate together (aka eat cupcakes off of our bellies). Here’s to you and your future baby girl, Lexy, all my love! —

I can’t help but swoon over nurseries and children’s rooms that have a twist of maturity to them. I’m all about some pastels, but mixing them with unfinished wood, graphic designs, and unexpected objects give the babes a bit more room to grow into their decor. I made this DIY hanging mobile so that it could easily be made into wall art for lots of spaces, not just nurseries, by mixing and matching colors and patterns. Here’s how:

*see the rest of the projects for Lexy from other bloggers at the bottom of this post!

Materials:

  • Dowel rod (or twig!)
  • Unfinished wooden triangles
  • Paint
  • Painters tape
  • Twine
  • Foam brushes
  • Fishing wire
  • Drill + drill bit

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

 

First, lay out the triangles and dowel rod how you’d like for them to hang in the finished product. Once you have them configured how you’d like them, drill hole in the tops of all of the triangles, and on the bottoms of all of them but the bottom row.

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Tape off the designs for your triangles and paint them accordingly with craft paint and foam brushes. I even got a little frisky and dusted glitter onto some of the wet gold paint on mine.

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Next, use the fishing wire to tie the triangles together and to hang each row on the dowel rod. Once all of your rows are tied on, knot once long strang of twine to each end of the rod to use as the hanger.  DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Depending on how you style it and the colors you choose, this mobile wall art can fit just about any setting.

DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Kelly of Studio DIY // Brittni of Paper & Stitch // Chelsea of Lovely Indeed // Melanie of You are my Fave // Ashley of Sugar & Cloth // Melissa of The Faux Martha // Erin of Art Social // Lauren of A Fabulous Fete // Jenny of Hank & Hunt

DIY Hanging Mobile and a Surprise Baby Shower

DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Before my mom passes out while reading the words “surprise baby shower”, let me just clarify that this is not my surprise baby shower announcement. It’s for Lexy, the talented lady (and one of the most captivating people you’ll ever meet) behind The Proper Pinwheel. Seriously, this girl is a rockstar, and today I’m joining eight other talented bloggers* to give Lexy a little virtual baby shower since we can’t all be there to celebrate together (aka eat cupcakes off of our bellies). Here’s to you and your future baby girl, Lexy, all my love! —

I can’t help but swoon over nurseries and children’s rooms that have a twist of maturity to them. I’m all about some pastels, but mixing them with unfinished wood, graphic designs, and unexpected objects give the babes a bit more room to grow into their decor. I made this DIY hanging mobile so that it could easily be made into wall art for lots of spaces, not just nurseries, by mixing and matching colors and patterns. Here’s how:

*see the rest of the projects for Lexy from other bloggers at the bottom of this post!

Materials:

  • Dowel rod (or twig!)
  • Unfinished wooden triangles
  • Paint
  • Painters tape
  • Twine
  • Foam brushes
  • Fishing wire
  • Drill + drill bit

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

 

First, lay out the triangles and dowel rod how you’d like for them to hang in the finished product. Once you have them configured how you’d like them, drill hole in the tops of all of the triangles, and on the bottoms of all of them but the bottom row.

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Tape off the designs for your triangles and paint them accordingly with craft paint and foam brushes. I even got a little frisky and dusted glitter onto some of the wet gold paint on mine.

DIY Hanging Mobile (and a surprise baby shower) - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Next, use the fishing wire to tie the triangles together and to hang each row on the dowel rod. Once all of your rows are tied on, knot once long strang of twine to each end of the rod to use as the hanger.  DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Depending on how you style it and the colors you choose, this mobile wall art can fit just about any setting.

DIY Hanging Mobile and a surprise baby shower - Sugar & Cloth - Entertaining - Houston Blogger

Kelly of Studio DIY // Brittni of Paper & Stitch // Chelsea of Lovely Indeed // Melanie of You are my Fave // Ashley of Sugar & Cloth // Melissa of The Faux Martha // Erin of Art Social // Lauren of A Fabulous Fete // Jenny of Hank & Hunt

Comments

  • sue bohorquez

    08.14.13

    This is such a pretty hanging mobile, love the colors.

  • Lexy Ward

    08.14.13

    Sooooo you’re just a wonderful friend. I love you. And I love this! It’s so perfect because I’m going with a geometric sort-of theme in BG-dub’s nursery! I’ll be making this mobile fo’ sho’.

    Can’t thank you enough for doing this for me! I feel like the most spoiled cyber-stalker on the planet!

  • Leave it to you to make the coolest baby mobile ever, Ash! Heck, I’d hang this mobile in my house, baby or no baby!

  • Becca

    08.14.13

    This is so cute! I want to make one for my baby-free house! Congratulations to Lexy!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

  • So sweet! My sis will be coming in January for a couple months with her baby (due same month as Lexy!) and I’ll be decorating the nursery. I’m thinking this mobile is just what I have to make

  • ashley this is seriously such a lovely mobile, a sweet combo of natural looking materials with geometric and pastels. lovely for a nursery or any old room that needs some serious jazzing up! i like how you got “frisky” by adding glitter! :) …

  • jewel7013

    08.14.13

    ok, I literally had to pick myself up off the floor (I did almost pass out)

    Lexy is so lucky to have special friends who surprised her with a virtual baby shower, wow….soooo sweet

  • Jen

    09.27.15

    I love this! Where did you get the wooden triangles? Thanks

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