Here is yet another example of a project that came to life because of a reader’s suggestion. Thank you for writing in with all of your wonderful craft ideas! When the idea was first proposed, there was no question that we loved it. This felt flower mobile would be a gorgeous addition to any nursery! And of course it is a great opportunity to make something handmade for your little bundle of joy.
Start this project by gathering your materials. You will need the inner circle of an embroidery hoop (the outer circle has a clamp, so do not use that one!), felt, embroidery floss, and ribbon. We chose a very springy color scheme for our flower mobile with light greens, yellows, blush pinks, and white, but feel free to choose any color scheme that you fancy. Next, choose a complementary color of embroidery floss and a pretty ribbon to hang your mobile once it is finished. Once you have your materials, begin by crafting your flowers. Find the template for our anemones and leaves below and use it as a guide for cutting your felt pieces. When your felt pieces are ready, follow this tutorial for crafting your flowers.
After you assemble your flowers, use a thick needle to string your flowers and leaves together with the embroidery floss. Assort your blooms and leaves randomly. We included some strands with only leaves, and some strands with both leaves and blooms. You won’t have to tie each piece in place (they should stay naturally), but be sure to tie a knot at the bottom of each strand. Use a bit of hot glue if you want to make the bottom blooms even more secure. Next, prepare your hoop as the base for your flower mobile. Cover the wood with felt (we used two pieces of felt for our hoop) and secure the seams with hot glue inside the hoop. Tie embroidery floss strands around the hoop with a basic knot to secure, and then add some hot glue to hold the strands in place. The last step in making your felt flower mobile is to add a pretty ribbon to the hoop. We used three pieces of beautiful organza ribbon, secured each piece to the hoop with hot glue, and then tied the three pieces together at the top. Simple!
This flower mobile would be a great project to do as you prepare for your newborn, or it would make for a wonderful baby shower gift to a daughter or friend who is expecting. You can also get creative with this project! Make a flower mobile using the same technique with any felt bloom, like these cute tropical flowers, rose buds, or even some pretty succulents for fall. If you are interested in our other baby mobile projects, take a look at our hot air balloon mobile or our adorable paper raincloud mobile. Browse all of our baby projects and be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for a daily dose of cute! Enjoy ~ Lia
Follow our step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling your felt flowers here!