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!