Dip-Dyed Wooden Mobile

Construct a simple yet colorful wooden mobile for a nursery or child’s room.

Dip-Dyed Wooden Mobile

Construct a simple yet colorful wooden mobile for a nursery or child’s room.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
(5) ¼"-thick wooden dowels, cut to 20" and 15"
Wooden shapes (we used ovals, hearts and rectangles)
Glue gun
Glue sticks
Plastic cups
Acrylic paint in 5 different colors
Water
Painter’s tape
White string
Scissors
Tape measure
(1) swag hook with the appropriate hardware, including drywall anchors and screws

    Steps
  1. 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

  2. Repeat step 1 for the four remaining dowels
  3. Pour the paint into plastic cups. Add water to dilute the color to your liking, and then dip one shape into the paint


  4. 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.

  5. 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!
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for the remaining four dowels
  7. Once the paint has dried, cut a piece of white string about three arm lengths long
  8. Wrap the end of the white string around the dowel four to five times, and then tie a knot

  9. Cut any excess off the shorter string
  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Finally, use a swag hook to hang the mobile to the ceiling in the desired location with the remaining string