How to Make a DIY Paper Cloud Mobile

Add dreamy style to your baby's nursery with this budget-friendly DIY cloud mobile made from an embroidery hoop and our free downloadable template.

It’s time for another project for ye olde nursery. I’ve been plugging away, making art for the walls and even a Rocking Sheep, but this week my energy was focused on making an inexpensive-yet-adorable mobile for Baby Boy’s abode. See how I made it: 

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On Afternoon Crafternoon, Marianne makes a cloud mobile using paper shapes, twine and a glue gun to create a look that's perfect in a nursery or any room.

Armed with our free printable template, card stock, fishing line, and an embroidery hoop, you are less that $5 away from making this show-stopping mobile.

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Crib + Daybed

Add a daybed in the nursery to serve as an extra place to sleep. It'll come in handy during nursing or if your baby is ill. It can also be a great surface for folding clothes or where older children can sit and not feel excluded but still be out of the way. Design by HGTV fan kelligallen

Kid-Friendly Furnishings

In a nursery you never know what is going to get dirty. Try to make just about everything in the room washable and durable. Hardwood floors with rugs are great, but if you don't have the luxury of hardwood, rugs laid over carpet work, too. Design by HGTV fan littlecrowninteriors

Transitional Decor

Wallpaper or a large graphic is a great way to add a lot of style in a quick and durable way. By choosing a classic damask or stripe pattern in modern youthful colors, you can achieve a look that won't have to change as your child gets older. Design by HGTV fan LoveNurseryDesign

Soft, Pleasing Hues

Newborns can only see black, white and gray. As their sight develops, the first color they recognize is red; however, avoid red in a nursery because it can create confusion to a newborn when it's the only color they see. Softer tones, like blues, greens and pinks, begin to develop at the same rate so they're more pleasing to a newborn's eye. Design by HGTV fan edenpeter_10926955

Easy Storage

Add extra storage next to the crib or changing table with a cloth storage rack. It's perfect for storing lotions and powders, as well as toys and stuffed animals.

Easy Access

A changing table requires lots of accessible storage within arm's reach. Try keeping diapers opened and stacked in a basket or drawer. This makes it easy to grab just one. Design by HGTV fan gkmdc

Creative Artwork

For inexpensive and creative art, frame pictures from old children's books. A row of framed pages can be interactive for a child as he learns to read, as well as fill a large blank wall in a contemporary way. Design by HGTV fan 11051402

Ambient Lighting

Adding a dimmer switch is an inexpensive way to change the mood when reading a bedtime story and can also help save on the electric bill. Design by HGTV fan jenhunter77

Vertical Stripes

Paint oversized stripes on the walls. The application is easy and easier to change if you pick one color of stripe to paint over in the future. Design by HGTV fan Shelly80

Sweet Monogram

For a timeless design in a nursery, don't be afraid to add sophistication. Enlarge a monogram of the infant's initials on the wall for a classic design element that still celebrates your newborn in a personal way. Design by HGTV fan teke1

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