DIY Mobile Projects for Grown Ups!

If you are looking for a DIY project to create a home accessory that is just a little bit different, this is for you. We have DIY mobile projects, and they aren’t for the kids! Create a focal point for a party, or just a really cool accent for your decor. These tutorials will take you through the projects step by step, and don’t forget to use colors and materials that co-ordinate with your rooms scheme and feel. Remember, these are decorative, and if you have kids or pets, make sure you hang them out of reach!



How to Make a Mobile

This DIY mobile is made of wooden blocks and wire. You can find the complete step by step directions over at Curbly. We love the geometric and artsy feel of this idea, perfect to fill that boring corner!

DIY Decorative mobile


The Sweetest Occasion has shared this wonderful pinwheel mobile made from decorative paper… great pictures and step by steps. This would be really cute in a  child’s room, or as a decoration for a gender reveal party!

Pinwheel mobile


House Tweaking has two great mobiles for us… both colorful and creative! I love this first one….fabric circles and an embroidery hoop. Learn how to make this mobile.


This next DIY mobile is made from paint sticks! Here’s how.

Decorative mobile


The b-line made this colorful paper mobile, that would be great for a kids room as is. Or check out the other types of papers she used below to see how using different materials could create a whole new look for any room!

Paper mobile



Our last pick is from Project Wedding, but is perfect for any event… colorful vellum paper makes this an inexpensive project as well.

Paper mobile

These DIY mobiles are great fun, and cool decor! We think you will also want to check out our posts on DIY Area Rugs and Moss Ball Aquariums! Also check out our post on How to Paint wall Murals for Kids over at TBD!


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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