DIY Felt Flower Mobile

DIY Felt Flower Mobile

As I’ve been prepping the nursery for our son’s arrival this early summer, one project I had on my list was to make a DIY felt flower mobile. I wanted something whimsical that would go with some of the colors of his wallpaper. Plus, projects made with felt are just fun to work on. They always feel so low pressure to me (probably because they are fairly inexpensive), so I feel OK to make a few mistakes. Ha.

Here you can see the mobile alongside the wallpaper. I haven’t quite got around to hanging it above the crib, as I’m still making sure I’m happy with the placement of the furniture, but I’ll share more photos once I have the whole room put together (soon!).

Anyway, I loved how this DIY felt flower mobile turned out. I think this could be a cute project for all sorts of spaces, not just a nursery. I had seen a photo of something similar on Pinterest here, and I tried finding the original source (hoping for a tutorial), but I didn’t have any luck finding it. If anyone knows the original source, please let me know in the comments below! But since I couldn’t find it, I just made up my own tutorial which I’ll share.

Supplies:
embroidery hoop or small wire wreath frame
green felt (and whatever colors you want the flowers to be)
embroidery floss
embroidery needle
-fabric scissors (here’s a link to my gold pair)
bias tape
-glue

I used a few different shades of yellow, orange, red, and cream for the florals on my mobile. I was a little worried it might turn out looking like candy corn, so that’s why I used a variety of shades and steered away from primary colors. But, changing up those felt colors can give this DIY felt flower mobile soooooo many different looks for different spaces.

Step One: For the flowers, I cut the felt sheets into strips.

Step Two: Then, I used embroidery thread to sew them together into loops. Be sure to leave plenty of extra thread for hanging these different lengths on the mobile.

Step Three: Cut out leaves from the green felt, pinch the ends, and sew two together. You can use these to tie around the hoop or have hanging inside the mobile.

Step Four: Cover the hoop with the bias tape. Add embroidery thread to the center, in a criss-cross pattern. Then, hang the flowers and any hanging leaves on the mobile. I found it was easier to work on this with the mobile hanging, that way I could see how much the pieces hung down and covered each other. I just added one nail to a doorway so I could hang this at a comfortable height to work on (a command strip hook would also work).

Here is a view from the top of the mobile so you can get a better idea of the process. Once you have all the pieces hung as you like, trim off any excess embroidery thread. That’s it! It’s really very simple, and on the inside it’s quite messy. There are tons of other tutorials out there for making more intricate felt flowers, so thanks for letting me share my little project with you all. 🙂 -Emma

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DIY Felt Flower Mobile

Ingredients

  • embroidery hoop or small wire wreath frame
  • green felt (and whatever colors you want the flowers to be)
  • embroidery floss
  • embroidery needle
  • fabric scissors
  • bias tape
  • glue

Instructions

  • For the flowers, I cut the felt sheets into strips. 
  • Then, I used embroidery thread to sew them together into loops. Be sure to leave plenty of extra thread for hanging these different lengths on the mobile.
  • Cut out leaves from the green felt, pinch the ends, and sew two together. You can use these to tie around the hoop or have hanging inside the mobile.
  • Cover the hoop with the bias tape. Add embroidery thread to the center, in a criss-cross pattern. Then hang the flowers and any hanging leaves on the mobile. I found it was easier to work on this with the mobile hanging, that way I could see how much the pieces hung down and covered each other. I just added one nail to a doorway so I could hang this at a comfortable height to work on (a command strip hook would also work).

Notes

Once you have all the pieces as you like, trim off any excess embroidery thread.
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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