DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile
Our baby loves anything Mickey Mouse. I wanted to make him a baby mobile, and, after I researched mobiles on Pinterest, I was disappointed that I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I was inspired, however, to come up with my own design, and, with some help from my husband, it turned out pretty great. It was cheap, easy, and, best of all, required no sewing. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile.
- Embroidery Ring
- Felt (Black, White, and Red)
- Glue Gun
- Pillow Stuffing
- Stretchy Bracelet Cord
How to Make Your Own
First, trace your Mickey heads on the black felt. I was able to fold the felt over and cut two heads at once. You will need eight total Mickey heads.Next, trace the same head shape (minus the ears,) on the red felt for the pants. Fold the circle in half, and cut off a small amount in a straight line across the top. This way the pants will be the same size as the body, and cover a little less than half of it. Once your pants are finished, it’s time for the buttons. Cut two small oval shaped buttons from the white felt per pair of pants. You’ll have 16 total. Then it’s time to start gluing.Glue the pants to each Mickey head. Then glue the two white buttons to each pair of pants. Once these are done, you should have eight completed Mickey heads. Now you are ready for the next step.
Carefully Apply Glue
Glue each set of heads together, and start by gluing just the ears. Leave a gap between the ears open for now. Glue down the sides of the head, leaving a small gap (2 inches or so) at the bottom. After allowing it to dry, add the bracelet cord by poking it through the top hole and out the bottom one. Hold it up against your embroidery ring to get an idea of how long it will be before you cut anything. When you do cut, leave yourself a little extra, just in case. After you’ve got the cord inside, go ahead and stuff them. I grabbed a small pinch of pillow stuffing for each head. When you’ve got it where you want it, go ahead and glue the bottom and top shut all the way. Make sure to hold it shut for a bit after you glue it so that it doesn’t pull apart. You may get some hot glue on your fingers, so watch out!
DIY Mickey Mouse Baby Mobile Assembly
After all of the heads are assembled, glue them to the embroidery ring. I glued each one to the ring’s inside edge, keeping them at the four compass points so that the mobile will hang straight when it is finished. Trim off any extra cord from the bottom at this time.
When the heads are glued down, add in some little accent pieces to the cord. I cut out some more pairs of Mickey heads from the black felt. I just sandwiched the cord in between two and glued them down.
Cut two more pieces of cord that are exactly the same length, and glue these to the outer edge of the ring, let dry, and hang up your awesome Mickey mobile!
Check the video for more in-depth instructions and tips.
I hope your baby enjoys this baby mobile as much as our sweet guy does!