Spring Wall Mobile – Make it in 10 minutes!

Make a wall mobile in 10 minutes by twopluscute

Do you know how sometimes we are in a creative hiatus? When we have ideas but somehow we keep procrastinating? The trick is to make something small from start to finish. It has to be something easy, a little quirky and quick to make.

With all the cold and snow, I was in such a hiatus so I decided to make something easy for our daughter’s nursery to hang above her crib. Like this wall mobile that you can make in 10 minutes. See how:

 

Do not underestimate mini projects because they keep the creative juices flowing and give insta gratification which in turn, fights procrastination.

wall mobile for nursery twopluscute

You will need:

cardboard & pencil

scissors and/or X-acto knife

scrapbook paper

glue (I used mod podge)

Hook Eye Screws

string (twine or fishing line)

wooden dowel or stick

Make a Spring Wall Mobile in 10 minutes! twopluscute

How to:

1. Draw your letters on the cardboard, either using a stencil or freehand it. I freehanded the letters, keeping just the height consistent (by drawing the letters between two parallel lines).

 

Draw the letters twopluscute
Something is missing here…hmmm

 

Cut the cardboard letters. (I used cardboard from the bottom of our bottled water packs.)
Using the cardboard letters as template, trace them with a pencil on the scrapbook paper. Cut paper, glue to cardboard.

spring card twopluscute
Feels warmer already!

 

2. Once dried, spread your letters on a surface, to decide how far apart you want them and cut a square wooden dowel to that length.

3. Paint or stain your dowel to a color you like (you can always leave it natural). I used “black cherry” and it came out with undertones of purple. It dried in 5 minutes.

materials for the 10 minute wall mobile twopluscute

4. Screw your hook-eye screws on the dowel, keeping even intervals.

5. Cut your strings in different lengths and glue on the back of the letters. Tie the string to the hook eyes and trim as close to the knot as you wish.

Spring it! twopluscute

I used a left over piece of wood from some unnamed project. If you have a basement and a husband, it is very likely you also have several scraps of wood like I do. Put them to use!

My dowel is very lightweight so, I used adhesive tacks to put it on the wall. You can use picture hangers instead.

wall mobile for nursery twopluscute

 

Want to follow the seasons?

They all need six letters each: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. You measure once and all you need to do after that, is to swap the letters and have a relevant mobile for every season.

 

Nursery wall mobile twopluscute

Enjoy and stay creative!

 

Did you make something small and easy lately just to get over your creative hiatus? Like, oh I don’t know, a spring wreath?!

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Spring Wall Mobile – Make it in 10 minutes!

  • May 20, 2015 at 7:57 am
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    What a cute idea! Great that you have used stuff that you already had in the house. Thanks for visiting my blog, it’s lovely to meet you 🙂

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  • April 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm
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    Great job! Super cute and makes one ready for spring.

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  • April 7, 2015 at 9:53 pm
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    That is super cute!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  • April 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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    What a cute Spring mobile! I wold love to be a little more crafty – and I love your idea of starting a small project I feel overwhelmed by some of the huge complicated projects I see on Pinterest. And your nursery is adorable by the way!

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    • April 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm
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      Thank you for your kind words. 🙂
      I know what you mean about the super-complicated projects. They can be so intimidating!

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  • April 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm
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    Soooo cute! I love that you did the letters freehand! I’d never be so brave….but you could also modpodge cute paper on top of those wooden letters from the craft stores….or maybe cut out letters on the cricut or silhouette. 🙂 So cute…thanks for sharing!
    PS-Found you over on the Wednesday Round Up

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    • April 2, 2015 at 11:58 am
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      I don’t have a cricut or silhouette but I could print out the letters on paper and use it as stencil.

      I used what I had, – making this project cost free – but you got me: truth is if I had to drive and buy the letters, I’d never do it. Procrastination is another word for lazy. 😀

      It would turn out perfect the way you suggest and thank you for the ideas!

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  • April 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm
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    Great idea and it came out beautiful. I am sure Cute loves it too.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 11:42 pm
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    This is adorable! I like the idea of changing the words every season. Yes, being on a hiatus can be frustrating. It does indeed help to do little, but big impact projects like your mobile. 🙂

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    • April 2, 2015 at 11:53 am
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      It’s a small step to get me off the couch. The big step will be painting our living room (white) – I haven’t decided on a color yet.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 8:15 pm
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    This is so cute! I love the patterns you chose. You did a super great job freehanding those letters!

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  • March 31, 2015 at 3:40 pm
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    Great job! You’re very talented; I could never do such a neat and tidy job on those letters. Thanks for sharing your creative style at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

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    • April 2, 2015 at 11:40 am
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      You are very kind. 🙂
      Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your great party, too!

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