Extremely Easy DIY Mobile

While in the California Redwoods recently, I picked up a bunch of small pieces of driftwood on Hidden Beach in Klamath. The pieces ended up being perfect for a simple mobile to hang in my room. Here are some very easy, step-by-step instructions that can apply to any mobile, no West Coast trip necessary.

What you'll need:
One pack small screw eyes (I used 5/8")
Fishing line
Driftwood (or items of your choice for hanging)
Beads, feathers, or other decorative items

How to make your mobile
1. Lay out your mobile on the floor as you'd like it to look.
2. Screw the metal hooks into all pieces of connectivity on the wood (i.e. at the center-top of each hanging piece).
4. String fishing line through the screw eyes and make a knot. Then string the line through beads or other adornments before connecting to another piece of wood.
5. Tie off the fishing line.
6. Lastly, put another screw eye in the ceiling or shelf you're going to hang your mobile from and use the fishing line to connect that hook to your completed mobile (I used several thicknesses of fishing line so it wouldn't snap. You could also use rope or some other strong material for this top piece).

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.