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When I was pregnant, I went into major nesting mode. Not only did I want to clean and organize everything, but I also wanted to make every single DIY I could get my hands on. I mean every. I painted art for the walls (though I’m no artist). I made a cork board into a picture frame. I even attempted to construct a shelf made from scrap wood (I’m also not a builder). While I may have gone a little overboard on the crafting, I enjoyed the process of making a warm home for my little one, and still cherish these sentimental pieces.
If you have the crafting bug, I recommend this adorable DIY. A Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum Mobile is the perfect addition to any nursery — it’s modern, adds a great pop of color, and, best of all, it’s super easy!
Mickey Tsum Tsum Mobile
- Red yarn
- 4 Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum
- 12-inch wooden embroidery hoop (like this one from Amazon)
- Mickey Mouse template
- 1 sheet of grey, black, and white card stock (like these from Amazon)
- Thread your needle with yarn. Pull through the top of the red part of the Tsum Tsum. Create a knot at the bottom of the yarn so it doesn’t come out.
- Attach the Tsum Tsum to the wooden hoop, at different lengths. Wrap it around the wood and tie a knot, so it stays in place.
- Once the Tsum Tsum are attached, print out the Mickey template. Then trace and cut four Mickey shapes for each color of card stock.
- Use your needle to put a tiny hole at the top of each card stock Mickey.
- Pull the yarn through the hole and tie a small knot at the end to secure.
- Attach one of each color at different lengths between each Tsum Tsum, using the same technique as above.
- Cut four pieces of yarn that are all the same length. This will depend on how low you want the mobile to hang. (Keep it well out of reach of your baby).
- Secure and tie the yarn evenly across four sections of the hoop. Then gather the threads to create a knot 10 inches from the wooden hoop. Use the rest of the sting to secure to the ceiling.