I just finished working on the Could Mobile for the Little One’s nursery. I got my inspiration from here. It was a fairly easy project and I absolutely love the way it turned out. I think it’s so whimsical. (Sorry for the sun glare spot in the photograph).
I didn’t document the process like I should have, so I’ll do my best to describe it to you here so that you may be inspired to do something similar yourself.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Cheap embroidery hoop
Fish line or illusion cord (I used .30mm clear)
Needle & thread
So the first thing I did was pry the little screw and metal thing off the embroidery hoop, you don’t have to do this, but I wanted a smooth circle. The hoop I used only had one ring of wood meaning it didn’t have an inner ring of wood, I paid under $2 for it.
After prying the metal screw thing off, I used the duct tape to secure the two sides together. I then wrapped the hoop tightly in yellow yarn.
Next I drew one cloud on a piece of felt and then cut that out, I then used this as a template to cut out the rest of the could shapes, you’ll need to cut out two clouds for each cloud you intend to make, as you can see, I made 3 white clouds and 1 grey cloud. If you prefer to have clouds that are different shapes, you could always do that too. After the clouds were done I drew a rain drop on some colored felt and then cut that out and used this as a template for the rest of the rain drops just like I did with the clouds. The colors in our nursery are orange and turquoise which is why I chose the 4 colors that I did.
I then sewed and stuffed the clouds and rain drops. To do this I used a needle and regular thread and I stuffed them with cotton balls, but I’m sure that polyester toy fill would have worked better, I just didn’t want to buy a MASSIVE bag of it so I went with cotton balls.
After all my clouds and rain drops were sewn and stuffed I used the illusion cord and a needle to string them to the hoop. I then went around and put drops of super glue on all the places where I tied off and cut the cord just to make sure that it wouldn’t come loose.
BAM! Cloud Mobile for $20.