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Adorable DIY Baby Mobiles Made From Upcycled Materials

Buying things brand new for your baby feels exciting and fresh, but it can be expensive. Many new parents cut costs by buying second hand. Craft enthusiasts are lucky because they have another option for making things more affordable as well- using their DIY skills!

Check out these gorgeous ideas for making cute, DIY baby crib mobiles that won’t break your bank!

1. Modern colourful mobile

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All you need are strips of vellum in cheerful colours and a sewing machine! Let Project Wedding show you how it’s done.

2. Scrap fabric bird mobile

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This mobile idea is adorable and it also helps you use up old fabric scraps! Check out the tutorial on Small Magazine.

3. Owl mobile


Sewing enthusiasts will love creating these adorable plush owls from Craft Passion.

4. Auto mobile

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House Tweaking shows you how to make a mobile with an adorable boy’s theme (and a “punny” name)!

5. Butterfly mobile

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Project Nursery‘s whimsical butterfly mobile tutorial is perfect for fantasy themed girl’s bedrooms.

6. Simple circle mobile

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Sometimes keeping things simple is the cutest option! Check out how Decor and the Dog did it.

7. String orb mobile

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This mobile is fun to make and to look at! See how to make the string orbs on Brycily.

8. Birds of a feather mobile

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Perhaps you liked the scrap fabric bird mobile but you’d like something a little bigger? Stitched‘s birds of a feather mobile might be exactly what you’re looking for!

9. Felt bird mobile

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Birds everywhere! This mobile is perfect for crafty parents who love the bird theme but don’t have fabric scraps lying around. Find it on List Inspired.

10. Tree branch mobile

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Looking to incorporate nature and the outdoors in your nursery but still keep things trendy? Very Shannon‘s tree branch mobile is perfect for you!

11. Origami bird mobile

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This mobile not only incorporates real nature, but it also turns paper into adorable art! Check out the steps for these origami birds on Pamplemousse 1983!

12. Better than paint chips mobile

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Merely Mothers gives you all the information you need to create this gorgeous colour gradient mobile in whichever shades you like!

13. Cloud mobile

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Petit Poulou shows you exactly how to create this adorable cloud mobile using simple sewing techniques.

14. Hot hair balloons

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How Joyful‘s hot hair balloon mobile tutorial is perfect for a bright, cheerful nursery for either gender.

15. Colourful cloud mobile

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Do you like the cloud idea but wish it had a little more colour? Try The Baker Family‘s bright cloud and raindrop concept instead!