A few weeks back I had the big nursery reveal. You can see our little mans cozy room here.
It was crucial we incorporate things that have a special meaning to us… the same things we will be sharing with him as he grows. You’ll spot subtle touches of Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Star Wars in his room. He’s going to be the coolest kid ever. One of the husbands favorite series is Jurassic Park and what boy doesn’t like dinosaurs? To incorporate one of his favorite movies we decided to make a DIY nursery dinosaur mobile. We collectively agree it’s the best piece in the entire nursery. It took a little while to make (mostly due to drying time), but we poured our love into it. Each time we walk into his nursery and see the dinos hanging we can’t help but smile. From start to finish this project was completed by the husband. My contribution? I stood back and told him where to hang it. He knocked this DIY out of the park.
Required DIY supplies:
mini plastic dinosaurs, spray paint, clear string (for hanging), mini circle hooks, hammer, embroidery hoop, thin string (for painting process) and scissors.
- Attach mini circle hooks to the tops of each dinosaur; I suggest using a hammer to get the hooks in the dinosaur and twist by hand to finish off the hooks
- Place the dinosaurs on string hanging from one chair to another as pictured to give you the ability to completely cover the dinosaurs in spray paint. Allow 48 hours dry time.
- Spray paint the embroidery hoop if desired. Attach clear or white string to the top of your embroidery hoop making 3 strands that come together at the top. Tie off the top in a knot to apply it to a large ceiling hook.
- Using the same string from the top portion of the mobile, cut the strings to hang the dinosaurs with. String each dinosaur by their hooks. Hang the top portion of the mobile to a hook temporarily to allow you to add each dinosaur. Hang the dinosaurs at different lengths. You’ll want to hang a dinosaur on one side, then move to the other side to add the next to balance the hoop while you work. Once you’ve hung all the pieces you’ll want to go back and trim up the excess string.
Be sure to check out the entire nursery here.