DIY Baby Cot Mobile: A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a DIY baby cot mobile is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your nursery while engaging in a fun and creative project. Not only will you end up with a unique piece that can be tailored to match your nursery theme, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of making something special for your little one. At, we love inspiring parents to enhance their nurseries with personalized touches. Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own DIY baby cot mobile.

Materials Needed:

  • Embroidery hoop (size depends on desired mobile diameter)
  • Craft felt in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Clear fishing line or string
  • Needle
  • Optional: Decorative items such as beads, sequins, or small plush toys

Step 1: Choose Your Theme

Decide on a theme that matches your nursery or something that you feel would be visually stimulating for your baby. Popular themes include celestial (stars and moons), floral, animals, or geometric shapes. The theme will guide your choice of shapes and colors.

Step 2: Prepare Your Shapes

Using craft felt, cut out the shapes needed for your mobile. Make sure to create several pieces of each shape to balance the mobile and provide a full, rich look. For example, if you’re doing a celestial theme, you might cut out stars, moons, and clouds. You can use cardboard templates to keep the shapes consistent.

Step 3: Assemble the Shapes

If you’re adding detail to your shapes like eyes or patterns, sew or glue these on first. Then, if your shapes are two-sided, glue or sew two identical pieces together, leaving a small opening to stuff them if desired. This step adds dimension and a finished look to your mobile elements.

Step 4: Attach Shapes to the Hoop

Cut lengths of fishing line or string for each shape. The lengths can vary to add depth to the mobile. Attach one end of the string to your felt shape by sewing or using a hot glue gun. Tie the other end to the embroidery hoop, ensuring that each shape hangs at your desired height. Distribute the shapes evenly around the hoop to maintain balance.

Step 5: Secure and Balance the Mobile

It’s important that the mobile is well-balanced so that it hangs correctly. Adjust the position of the shapes as necessary by sliding the knots around the hoop or changing the string length. Once balanced, secure all knots with a small dab of glue to prevent slipping.

Step 6: Add Finishing Touches

This is your opportunity to add any additional decorations like beads or sequins. These can be attached to the strings or directly on the shapes themselves.

Step 7: Hang the Mobile

Attach three or four strings evenly around the hoop and gather them at the top. Secure them together and hang from a hook on the ceiling or from a mobile arm attached to the cot. Ensure it is securely fastened and out of reach of your baby.


Creating a DIY baby cot mobile is a rewarding project that not only adds charm to your nursery but also stimulates your baby’s growing senses. It allows you to customize every detail, from the choice of theme to the colors and decorations used. Plus, it’s a lovely keepsake that you and your child will cherish for years.

For more ideas and inspiration, or to view ready-made mobiles, visit us at Whether you choose to DIY or buy, we have everything you need to create the perfect nursery environment for your little one.