owl mobile (with tree template!)

Last night, one of my friends had a baby shower for her first little girl and I helped out with a few decorations.  Instead of making my usual paper decor, I decided to go with decorations she could reuse for the nursery.

First up, a little owl mobile to go with the nursery bedding she picked out:

 
After a quick pinterest search, I found tons of handmade owl mobile inspiration, but I particularly liked this mobile made by etsy seller EvelynX.

I also found a really cute template for an owl ornament on the blog, Juicy Bits - you can get the template here.   I love finding a good template.  It really speeds a project along.


Putting a mobile like this together is really easy, because it just hangs from two wooden dowels.  I marked three spots on each dowel (one on each end and one in the middle) and drilled a little hole with my smallest drill bit:

Then, thread your decorations through and tie a knot to hold the string in place.  Wrap the strings several times around the crossed dowels to keep them in a + position.  If all of your decorations are the same, balancing the mobile should be fairly easy.


And that's it!  Hang in a nursery and let baby enjoy.  :)

Get my template for the felt tree HERE

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32 comments:

tinajo said...

Lovely - and I adore owls! :-)

Jenn Erickson said...

That is one of the sweetest, most enchanting mobiles I've seen!

LynCC said...

absolutely adorable

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

How cute! Smart to decorate with useful objects. I'll bet the mom-to-be was thrilled :)

shelia said...

stinkin adorable! :)

Amber said...

I'm in love! Thanks for sharing.

The AfterCraft said...

Oh i love it, I've had a mobile idea in my head for ages. Thanks for the info.

Suburbsmama said...

So cute! I love owls
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Rachel said...

So darling! It's the cutest owl-themed thing I've seen.

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

This is AMAZING!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

SOOO ADORABLE!
Mary

Ms. Chan said...

That is sooo cute!!

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organizare petrecere said...

Very nice an easy to do, i will follow you steps and i will try to make my own, thanks a lot for your help.

Dale and Sarah said...

Love the tree! It adds a little extra to it!

Carolyn said...

Wow, so pretty. You did a great job.

Clair said...

That is too adorable! Wish I knew someone to make it for.

Anne said...

So sweet!! I love owls, and this design is so whimsical and fun :)

Kristen @ {K Leigh Ford} said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! I need to make this!

You are so great at your stitch work too! I love all the details!

Lettie said...

I see this particular word has been used a lot already, but that really is adorable! None of my 3 kids had a mobiel and each came along I wished more and more that they did. I never found anything I loved, but if there ever is a 4th, you've helped me to realize I can make my own. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

Seriously, can I be your friend. You make the best stinking gifts EVER!

I opened up this post & immediately went, "OMGosh! that's the cutest thing I've ever seen!" Sleeping Owls...can't beat it.

Resmi... said...

Lovely!!!

Regards,
Resmi

cross stitch kits said...

love it! thank you so much for the instructions. You are very talented!

Karin Marie said...

I love this as well! & will be doing this but birds, flowers, tree's, cloud & sun etc for my daughter#3's nursery! It's a bird theme! You gave me lots of ideas & thanks for the tree template! I love all your felt work it's beautiful!

karin marie :0]
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Southern Creativity said...

These are so cute! Great Job!

meeks said...

Wow, this is too cute! It turned out great!

Thank you for being so generous and taking the time to show us how to do it!

I have just discovered pinterest yesterday...so I'll be sure to pin this up!

Thanks!

NativeMadridian said...

Okay, you may have just inspired me to do something for my daughter's crib, but perhaps with a sheep-y theme? I LOVE the simplicity of this project! Thanks for posting!

nativemadridian.blogspot.com

Owls said...

What is the fabric you used for the owls?

christmasriver said...

that is so adorable! Stumbled across your blog today, and definitely in love with your style, creativity and energy! Have added you to my 'creative people list' - those who inspire me daily with their gifts!
Bless you,
Shani

A Little Sweet said...

Totally fabulous! I am almost finished making the mobile for my new niece or nephew who will be born on Friday October 21st!! Saw it on Pinterest and could not resist!

Maggie May said...

what kind of felt is that? Where do you get it from - just a Joann's / michael's type place?

Susan D said...

I hope you don't mind but I thought this was so pretty that i pinned it on pinterest. the pin is linked to your site so it will hopefully bring some people over.
http://pinterest.com/pin/282530576593338530/