Cricut Craft: How to Make a Baby Mobile
Use Fabric (Felt) and Your Cricut Machine to Make a Baby Mobile
This is the time of year when you want to help celebrate the birth of the next generation of children. I found that a lot of people I know are starting families and all the grandparents and parents are thrilled with having a growing family. In order to welcome in the new generation, we often make onesies, blankets, towels, and other baby stuff. In this tutorial we are going to make a baby mobile with 5 different animals as part of the decoration. This is an easy to put together project and very beginner-friendly when it comes to using your Cricut. You are going to love making this nursery decor!
Are you ready to start making this cute little baby mobile?
You will also find the template already to go in my resource library (asset #333)
Here’s what you need to make your DIY Baby Mobile. This post does contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
DIY Baby Mobile Materials List
DIY Baby Mobile Step-by-Step Guide
Step Two - Design Space Adjustments
This project is going to have you use duplicate for many parts of each animal. Let’s start with the fox, then you can repeat the steps for the other animals.
The first step is to ungroup all the animals, then move them all aside and leave the fox on the canvas.
Next you will move the fox pieces apart so you can see all of them
Step Three - Duplicating
For the mobile you will want to have a fox face on the front and the back. After you separate the pieces, you will need to duplicate all the pieces except the center part.
Step Four - Flipping
In order for the animal piece to work, you will now need to flip horizontal all the pieces you duplicated. Your canvas should look like the image above.
Flipping allows you to glue the faces and match up tails and eyes on each side.
Step Five - Repeat Step 4 for all the other Animals
Make sure you keep the animal part close to each other so you make sure you have duplicated and flipped the pieces properly.
Step Six - Cutting
The colors as set in the original design will mean there are 20 different ones you will be using. Feel free to combine anything you wish. I had to substitute different colors as I did not have 20 different colors of felt material. The image above shows the different cuts.
The biggest issue you will have is figuring out what pieces belong together after it has been cut.
Step Seven - Matching the Cuts to the Right Animal
The best way to make sure you have all the right pieces is to go and look at the original file you uploaded for which pieces belong to each other.
Make a pile for each of the 5 animals before starting on the gluing process.
Step Eight - Assembling Your Mobile
For gluing, we will concentrate on the Fox. You will glue the ear pieces to the black inner piece. Glue one on each side of the fox. Next you will glue the orange pieces front and back making sure you match the tails to fit and the eye holes are in the right place..
Last you will glue the tail tip in place.
Step Nine - Repeat Step Eight for the Remaining Animals
It is sometimes easier to start with the middle and work your way forward with all the pieces on one side, then flip the animal over and do the same thing on the backside.
Step Ten - Assembling Your Daisy
Punch a hole in the top center of each animal so that you can thread or fishing line or narrow ribbon through it. Make sure you ribbon or line is long enough to have the animal suspend down from your rods.
As for the rods, I used dowels and tied them together. You can use any sturdy material you wish.
The Final Product - The Finishing Touches
This is the best part, you get to take photos and share how this project turned out for you. Be sure to share it in our Facebook group!
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I never thought it would be so easy to make a baby mobile. The most difficult part for me was the eyes, mine did not cut properly as the felt I was using was extremely cheap and inconsistent in the thickness. Other than the eyes, matching all the pieces took most of the time, the rest was easy peasy!
I sure hope you were able to follow along and make this gorgeous baby mobile!
I look forward to seeing what you will make.
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Until next time,