We chose not to decorate the nursery with any theme. We just wanted to make a nice neutral, calming place for a baby. I bought these felt balls over a year ago knowing that I wanted to do something fabulous with them in the nursery. I found this pin on Pinterest, and I was immediately inspired to make something pretty for our baby.
I didn’t follow any instructions, but here are some basic steps that I took.
1. I used three different sizes of embroidery hoops, and only used the inside hoop so I didn’t have the metal edge to deal with. I also use two braided dowels with one flat edge to connect my rings.
2. After marking where I needed to shorten my dowels, I cut them using my tinning sheers. Anything will cut like butter with those, but I’m not sure if its the most conventional way to go about things.
3. I followed the directions on the box of the Gorilla Glue to connect all of the pieces together. Then I weighed them down with two of our thickest theology books from our seminary days. For good measures, I added the ESV study bible on top. It’s not necessary, but it can’t hurt anything.
4. It is good to remember that Gorilla glue expands to about 4 times its size. Because I knew that my piece would be hanging from the ceiling, I wasn’t too worried about the extra glue showing. I was more concerned about the mobile coming apart, than I was about showing a little bit of glue.
5. While the pieces bonded together, I separated the felt balls into organized random piles. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I mean. It has to look random, but you don’t want to randomly end up with three blues beside each other. Hence, the Organized Random System. Then I strung the felt balls with my Dandyline. It has virtually no stretch, and a 50 lb breaking weight. (I used a regular sewing needle to thread it through the felt balls, just make sure the needle is longer than your biggest felt ball!)
6. I spray painted the wooden base, and then tied on all of my strung felt balls. If I had to do it all again, I would probably choose smaller hoops. I still love how it turned out though!
How do you think the final product turned out?