*This blog post is sponsored by Walmart and reflects my own opinions about the products and my experience.*
I recently received a new Cricut Maker from Walmart Home and decided to create a fun baby mobile with it. I’ve been eyeing a few designs in stores but realized that creating my own would be a very special way to personalize the nursery we’ve been working so hard on lately!
So I gathered all the supplies I needed and got to work!
DIY BABY MOBILE USING CRAFTING SOLUTIONS FROM WALMART
First things first, I started out by figuring out how to use my new Cricut Maker from Walmart! Thankfully, it walked me through all the steps I needed to know. And once I downloaded the software, it was pretty easy to get the hang of!
I knew I wanted to keep this simple. So I gathered the materials I needed that included:
- A 10″ embroidery hoop
- White embroidery thread and sewing needle
- Felt in a variety of colors
- Small black pom poms
- Hot glue
I started out by finding flower and leaf templates on my Cricut Maker that I liked! I chose three flower options and three leaf options and cut them from felt with my Cricut Maker in a variety of sizes!
Then, I glued the flowers together in layers! I used all three flower shapes for this and glued them from largest to smallest in size. Once I had the flowers assembled, I glued the small black pom poms in the middle to create centers for my flowers!
You could really use anything for the centers – black felt, pipe cleaners, pom poms – whatever looks like a flower center to you!
Then it was time to assemble! I used my thread and sewing needle to loop thread through the felt on the backs of the flowers and stems of the leaves and simply tied the thread to my embroidery hoop at different heights so the leaves and flowers could dangle at a variety of lengths!
Then I cut 5 long strands of thread and tied them evenly around the hoop, held them up, and tied them in a knot to allow the mobile to hang!
It really was as simple as that! And the best part? There are endless possibilities to personalizing this project!
SHOP THE WALMART ITEMS I USED TO CREATE MY MOBILE
Whether you’re looking to create a DIY mobile like I did or you’re just looking for the perfect crafting gifts for those crafters and makers on your list this year, shop the Walmart crafting solutions I used for my project (plus a few other accessories I’ve been eyeing) below!
I have to be honest, learning how to use this Cricut Maker from Walmart Home reminded me of Christmas mornings as a child – opening up a toy and immersing yourself in it, spending hours discovering all it can do.
That was me and this Cricut! And it just made me realize that you don’t have to be a child to experience the magic of a good gift!
So head to Walmart Home for all your gifting needs for anyone on your list this year! Especially if that might include friends and family members who love DIY like me!
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
As always, make sure to add your own personal touches to make it your own! But I hope this simple process helped you discover a new way to craft using your Cricut Maker and showed you that the possibilities are truly endless as long as you’re feeling inspired!