This DIY Beaded Baby Mobile tutorial was sponsored by Plaid Crafts.
All opinions expressed are mine alone.
I am in full nesting mode at our house and trying hard to stay ahead of things by prepping our baby’s nursery as much as possible. But I have had a surprisingly hard time finding a mobile that matches the style of our nursery. Who knew that finding something slightly minimal, but bright and colorful, would be such a challenge? So, as we do on this blog, I decided to make one myself. Lucky for me, our friends at Plaid crafts are launching the most perfect new new product that gives me the exact colors I had in mind.
FolkArt Color Shift™ is available in ten gorgeous and bright colors and has pigments that create a metallic luster with colors that shift in changing light! It is water-based and non-toxic (aka safe if baby somehow got her hands on it), and it is so fun to use! Here is how I made our DIY Beaded Baby Mobile using FolkArt Color Shift…
Wood beads (in variety of shapes and sizes)
FolkArt Color Shift
Step 1: Measure five long strings. Fold in half and tie a knot to create a loop. This will give you a loop for hanging and ten lines for beading.
Step 2: Tie each string to the embroidery hoop and space them apart evenly. I tied eight strings around the hoop and left two hanging in the middle.
Step 3: Using your FolkArt Color Shift, paint your wooden beads.
Step 4: Let beads dry and arrange them on the strings on the mobile, tying knots under each one to keep them in place.
I loved working with Color Shift – it brushes on so nicely, and look at those amazing colors! You can find Color Shift in 2 and 4 oz bottles, it’s made in the USA, and it can be used indoor or outdoor. It doesn’t get better than that!
And if you like Color Shift, make sure you also check out FolkArt’s new Brushed Metal acrylic paint.
And be sure to check out the other Plaid Creators’ posts featuring the new FolkArt Color Shift and Brushed Metal products!