Dip-Dyed Wooden Mobile
Construct a simple yet colorful wooden mobile for a nursery or child’s room.
(5) ¼"-thick wooden dowels, cut to 20" and 15"
Wooden shapes (we used ovals, hearts and rectangles)
Acrylic paint in 5 different colors
(1) swag hook with the appropriate hardware, including drywall anchors and screws
- Add a wooden shape onto either end of a dowel rod with the glue gun, making sure the two shapes are level with each other
- Repeat step 1 for the four remaining dowels
- Pour the paint into plastic cups. Add water to dilute the color to your liking, and then dip one shape into the paint
- Repeat step 2 for the shape on the other side of the dowel rod, and then tape the dowels to the corner of the table to dry. Be careful of dripping paint!
- Repeat steps 1 through 3 for the remaining four dowels
- Once the paint has dried, cut a piece of white string about three arm lengths long
- Wrap the end of the white string around the dowel four to five times, and then tie a knot
- Cut any excess off the shorter string
- Measure 5" above the first secured dowel. Wrap and tie the next dowel into place at the measured length. If needed, add a dot of glue onto the knot for extra security
- Tie each remaining dowel 5" above the last one, until all five dowels have been attached. You should have a good amount of string left over
- Finally, use a swag hook to hang the mobile to the ceiling in the desired location with the remaining string
Design Tip: You can dip the shapes in at fun angles to create different designs. You can even dip one shape multiple times on different sides.