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Make a Modern Mobile

4 May 2009 8,749 views 4 Comments

by heather

When Amy from Crafty Lil Devil couldn't find a mobile she liked for her soon-to-be-born baby's room, she went shopping online. She found one she liked available at The Modern Baby Company for $48. Since that mobile broke Amy's budget, she decided to get crafty and make her own. Some foam, monofilament wire, and a bent wire hanger later, Amy emerged with her own modern mobile at a fraction of the price. [project here]

You can get packages of plain craft foam at the dollar store (I think it's about 6-8 sheets per pack), or choose your individual foam colors at a craft store for about $1 a sheet. You can pick up fishing line at the dollar store, and I'm sure you've got a spare hanger in your coat closet.

Project Estimate:

  • Craft foam, $1
  • Fishing line, $1 or on hand
  • Wire hanger, on hand

Total: $1 and up

For a savings of $47!

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  • Kathryn said:

    Looks sort of late 60’s – early 70’s retro cool

  • Amy said:

    Ooh, I feel famous. :) Thanks for including my craft idea on your website. All of the ideas here totally inspire me. Thanks!

  • ladyjanewriter said:

    Oh, wait! I have clear nylon thread! I have a needle-nose pliers! I have hangers! I have chopsticks! Hey. I can do this. Thanks!

  • Caitlyn said:

    I’ve been considering doing something like this, only using paint chips from the hardware store paint display instead of foam. Some of them even come precut in cool shapes.