CraftsKidsWind Chimes. January 10th, 2024

DIY Baby Mobile for boys nursery idea

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I am so happy to share this DIY baby mobile with you today. Since, I plan to turn our spare bedroom into a shared boys bedroom for my 4 year old and newborn baby. I am making baby projects which also suit a little boy. Check out these DIY car pillows from my son’s bedroom in our last home. The theme of cars and polka dots in blue and green is what I decided to work with.

I used leather to make a baby mobile which can later be used as a decorative accent in the boys bedroom. This is a very easy baby mobile which I made with some help from my 4 year old.

With very little mess I managed to complete this project in only 2 hours. Including the cutting, gluing and drying time. Let’s have a look at the baby boys nursery mobile.

DIY Leather Baby Mobile

DIY leather baby mobile cars baby nursery

DIY Baby Mobile Tutorial


  • Leather (I choose to use royal blue from leather hide store)
  • Embroidery hoop ring (or any other form of ring you prefer to use)
  • Pom poms (I found a pack of blue pom poms at dollar store)
  • Buttons (from dollar store)
  • Lace (I used white lace)
  • Needle and thread
  • Strong glue (I used gorilla super glue)

DIY leather baby mobile tutorial


  • Use cricut or silhouette portrait to cut car and circle files on a paper. You can also use circle cutter.
  • Outline with a pencil on the leather and cut with sharp scissors. Tip: You can mark it on the backside and cut as well.
  • Use super glue to glue buttons on the leather. You can sew them too if you like. Let it dry.

DIY leather baby mobile

  • While the glue dries, cut equal lengths of lace. I cut 6 almost 12 inches in length. With the help of thread, sew the lace on the embroidery hoop, separated from each other at equal intervals.
  • To hang the baby mobile, I used pom poms to make a cute top. I threaded 15 mini pom poms on 3 thread lengths. Knotted them tightly on the embroidery hoop and created the hanging.

diy baby mobile tutorial

Once the baby mobile was ready. And the leather cars and circles were dry. I quickly got into the process of gluing the leather to the lace. Left it to dry overnight. And that’s about it all.

Like always one picture is not enough.

Cars and Polka Dots Themed Baby Boy Nursery

DIY baby mobile cars buttons baby boy nursery

Here’s how it looks in the little space I have temporarily created for my 4 year old in our bedroom. This is also a great idea for small spaces or making a kids reading nook.

diy cars polka dots baby boy bedroom

I believe in creating light weight projects for hanging around the baby space. Just in case it falls, it should not be a trouble. In the baby mobile I have used lace, pom poms, leather and a very light weighted embroidery hoop.

Baby Boys Hanging Mobile

DIY leather baby mobile blog

Leather hide store has a wonderful collection of leather in various colors and designs.

The great part is that if you can not decide which one will suit your needs the best, you can always order free samples from there website. And believe me it makes it super easy to choose.

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  1. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I’d love to make some of Cathe’s leather projects at “Just Something I Made”

  2. Lilith Katz says:

    I would make a leather clutch

  3. Shana Hendrickson says:

    a hairband

  4. Elizabeth H. says:

    Not sure, although I know I would be able to come up ‘with some fun use for it! I am a big crafter!

  5. Jody D says:

    I would check with my daughter, she is the artist! Likely a wall peice.

  6. Megan K says:

    I don’t know… I need to make a new bracelet for my husband… but maybe a book cover or pillow… not quite sure.

  7. anna key says:

    I’d make a few bracelets

  8. Danielle Porter says:

    I would make cute decorations for a baby’s room! hopefully our own someday!

  9. Denise Davis says:

    I would like to make a wallet.

  10. Terri Moore says:

    I would like to make leather bookmarks, some cute bracelets and even try a tiny pair of baby boots!

  11. Maddie K. says:

    I would use it and more to make a purse.

  12. Anne Derkat says:

    I need a new wallet

  13. alessandra lalla says:

    I would like to make the cover of my organizer.

  14. Tom Bellamy says:


  15. Bailey Dexter says:

    I would love to make a bracelet and add beads.

  16. Yasmine Amber says:

    I’d upholster a chair.

  17. Shannon Gould says:

    I would love to make moccasins and headbands for my daughter!

  18. Hana Clay says:

    i think i would make a bracelet and headband ^^

    thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  19. Lisa B says:

    I would like to make some headbands

  20. Wanda Bergman says:

    a wallet, for sure

  21. I would make a purse if I had some leather.

  22. Michelle says:

    I think I would use it to make some toys/decorations for my toddler!

  23. Claire says:

    I would love to make a bracelet and add beads.

  24. MelodyJ says:

    A bag and a necklace.

  25. Katherine says:

    I would probably make a purse…

  26. bree says:

    a bracelet

  27. Lyudmila says:

    a clutch

  28. I would love to make a bracelet for my son with my mobile number burned’ on it so if he ever got lost someone could contact me.

  29. I would make a leather purse! Thank-you for a great #giveaway!

  30. Michelle L. says:

    I am not sure what I would make. Probably some headbands for my daughter.

  31. Angie says:

    I want to make some cute wrist cuffs!

  32. Debra Womack says:

    I’d love to make a bracelet. And a wallet. And use some tiny pieces to make a pendant for a necklace. Mmmm… leather. 🙂

  33. kim burnett says:

    Some type of wall decal!

  34. Nicole Becker says:

    I would make some bracelets for me and my family!!!

  35. Maegan Morin says:

    This would be so amazing to win! Oh the possibilities!

  36. DESPINA says:

    I would use it for making statement necklaces and cuffs

  37. Lynda Del says:

    I’d make a leather clutch purse.

  38. jeanette sheets says:

    a chair

  39. Lara N says:

    A steampunk themed mobile

  40. Lora W. says:

    I would make some cuff bracelets.

  41. I’d love to use it for some jewelry projects

  42. I’d try making a skirt or a clutch!

  43. Michelle B says:

    I would love to try my hand at a little leather clutch for my phone and money!

  44. jena says:

    a cuff bracelet 🙂

  45. Helga says:

    I would make a wallett.

  46. nuronerd says:

    I would make a wallet.

  47. Amy O says:

    I’d love a new mousepad!

  48. Kelly Wentworth says:

    I’d make a leather sketchbook!

  49. Britnee says:

    I would make Dream catchers 😉

  50. Cathy Burnett says:

    With Valentine’s Day coming up I would want red leather to make some heart cutouts to decorate with for the big day.

  51. Barbara A. Ramirez says:

    I’d try to make a leather vest like a biker vest with really neat patches on it!

  52. Shannon says:

    I want to make a leatherbound journal.

  53. richelle bowers says:

    I would make a purse for my daughter

  54. Ashley Fryer says:

    I would like to make some shoes.

  55. Helisa Duplassie says:

    a teddy bear!

  56. Nancy says:

    Hmmm…. I’m not sure what I’d make with leather. I’d go to Pinterest to get lots of ideas!

  57. sarah i says:

    I would make a wallet

  58. Crystal Rose says:

    I would make some patches for my clothing.

  59. Krystal says:

    I would make some decorations for my twins room.

  60. Dusty Schnur says:

    I would make myself a bracelet and probably something for hubby for his shooting matches.

  61. lissa crane says:

    A pocketbook or some bracelets!

  62. Rod Jackson says:

    I would make a purse or belt

  63. Melinda Stephens says:

    I’d make a belt for my son or some leather booties.

  64. Stephanie O'Day says:

    I’m not really sure! Maybe a wallet!

  65. Miz Vickik says:

    I’d like to make a journal!

  66. Laura says:

    Very cute! I had never thought of incorporating leather into a mobile – but this is awesome! Thanks for sending me the link!

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