My friends had a new baby girl! They asked me for some wallpaper suggestions and so I volunteered to help decorate the nursery. Aka my dream come true! This is their forth baby so they painted the crib and dresser they had. And I made them a DIY Tassel baby mobile! I thought I’d show you the room transformation and the tutorial. First up, the before photos.
how to make a diy tassel mobile
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. I’d be over the moon happy if you subscribed to my YouTube channel! Videos are actually released on YouTube first (usually the night before they’re published on the blog). Thank you!
Start by make 20 tassels. The best way for me to show how to make these is by watching the video tutorial. I like to use a book to make the tassels. The width of the book is how long the tassels will be.
Next, tie the 20 tassels onto the 12″ gold hoop.
And now, cut 5 pieces of Pom Pom trim. Measure each one to be 16″ long. It’s important to be precise so the mobile hangs level.
Hot glue the Pom Pom trim onto the bottom hoop and the top hoop. For the top hoop, I used a wood hoop I had on hand, but having a matching gold hoop would be super cute too! Tie one more piece of yarn to the top hoop to hang.
Here’s the nursery all done! It took us about 3 hours to wallpaper, hang shelves, hang the mobile, and accessorize. It was so fun to do a quick makeover! Of course it helped that they painted the dresser and crib before I arrived. The nursery feels so cozy. The Dakota wallpaper from Rocky Mountain Decals is really the star of the show.
painting the baby’s crib
OK- let’s chat about painting the baby crib. I know that lots of people are super cautious about painting a baby’s crib. After doing research, using any water based paint made in the US with low VOC paint should be fine. The biggest consideration is making sure that the paint stays on well (so baby can’t chew it off). So make sure to sand or prime well first.
For this project, we used slick stick as primer, Cotton white chalk paint, and a satin top coat. The last thing you want to make sure to do is to give the paint plenty of time to cure- I’d wait 14 days before using it to be safe.
Anyway, this was such a fun project! The last time I helped with a nursery besides Don’s was my niece’s 11 years ago. It’s such a dream that I’m able to help decorate and make special spaces. This is such a happy room and I hope baby Jade loves it!
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