DIY Dreamcatcher Baby Mobile

Soooo, if you follow me elsewhere on social media, you know- where I’m regularly active, you know all about the bundle of joy I’m expecting in just a few short months! My heart is about to burst with anticipation and I’m nesting like a sparrow (more on that later)!

For those who’ve not met my little song from heaven, please allow me to introduce you to, Lyric Sebastian.

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Named in honor of his big brother who passed away last October.  He left us with songs and lyrics that have blessed many and brought hope and healing to me in the last 10 months. No doubt they’ve met already and no doubt Todd sent him from heaven with a song! The magic of technology blows my mind but seeing him this way has just amplified my excitement! He’s got the most adorable squishy lips and those cheeks…I’m beyond ready to kiss them, y’all!

I told you I’ve been nesting like a sparrow and I’ll elaborate more on that in my next post. Before I get into all the specifics about Lyric’s nursery though, I wanted to share a few of the elements that really make the space so charming to me!

I was scrolling Pinterest for baby mobiles and came across the most adorable dreamcatcher style one. The link took me to Etsy where a million others popped up! Now, I appreciate handcrafted items and as a creative business owner, I never judge someone’s price tag. That said, my frugal heart would not allow me to spend hundreds of dollars on a baby mobile! I decided I’d put on my crafty hat and make one myself.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

I spent $23 on the materials needed but had enough material left over to make several more. If you’re an avid crafter, you likely have most of the material on hand, therefore making this project even cheaper!

I found everything within a few isles of each other near the jewelry making section, which was perfect for my swollen feet! I purchased:

2 Steel Rings (6″ and 8 “)

1 Roll of Braided Macrame Craft Cord (You could substitute this with hemp, leather, yarn, etc.)

1 Roll Translucent Braided Bead Cord

Pretty beads (I also used beads from a few necklaces I haven’t worn in years.)

Feathers

Cord Crimps

Pliers…because I didn’t feel like looking for mine! 

My sister happened to be over the day I started on the project (thank goodnessss!) and offered to lend a hand. We decided we’d each tackle a ring then link them together. We found a few “how to” videos on YouTube to help us with the initial tying of the cord then ran with it!

It’s really quite simple…you start by tying a knot and end with tying a knot! The in between is just repeat! I will say, the initial spacing makes all the difference.

Tie on…

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

 

Make your way over about two inches and while pinching the cord against the ring, go over the ring and back up over the cord. Pull tight and repeat two inches away until you’ve made it back to your original knot. It will look like this…

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Once your outside knots have been tied, you just repeat the same loop process on the cord to the right, centering it and pulling it tight. Like this…

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

 

A quick video for my visual learners…

Leave a small hole in the center (for those sweet dreams to fall through) and tie a bead or trinket to your final knot. You can move the knots left to right to adjust, as I did at the end of the video but remember, imperfection is perfectly acceptable!

Shew…the hard part is over! Now you get to doll it up! I chose to layer my feathers at various heights but I kept it pretty balanced and symmetrical, following the guide of my macrame cording.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Once you determine the length you want each feather to hang, cut and tie the translucent cord off at each of the macrame cord points around the ring. I just used a simple knot tied twice. You can cut off excess later.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Add the beads you want then the feather.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

I found some feathers with this cool loop already attached.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

For the others, I used cord crimps which are totally self explanatory.DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Repeat the process of adornment and let your creative mind be your guide!

Once both rings are adorned, attach them using three strands of translucent cord. I cut all three strands at once, added beads to the top and tied off at equal distances on the lower ring.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Repeat the same for the top ring with four strands instead of three. Also, instead of tying to the macrame cord, tie on symmetrically to the steel ring. Leave yourself enough cord at the top to tie off a loop.

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

 

Loop that over a heavy duty cup hook and, Voila! You have yourself a dream catcher mobile!

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

DIY Dreamcatcher Mobile

Adorable, right?

Ooooh, I’m just itching to show you the rest of his space! It’s rustic but sweet and a bit unexpected, but sooo perfect! See you real soon for the reveal!

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