I’m in love with book mobiles! I think they are absolutely beautiful and completely unique, especially when you make them yourself. The cool thing is that they can be totally customizable by finding the perfect cover that matches the nursery’s theme or color scheme. While strolling through the thrift store recently, I found dozens and dozens of Winnie the Pooh hardcover books. I scooped one up to show how easy it is to create your very own awesome DIY Disney themed book mobile!
The easy to follow tutorial is perfect for anyone looking for simple step by step instructions. I was able to create this mobile in a short amount of time. The best part? The project cost me about $3!
DIY Disney Book Mobile
Follow this simple step by step tutorial to create a DIY Disney themed book mobile for Baby’s nursery.
Thrifted Winnie the Pooh book
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Twine (or ribbon, bakers twine, finishing line, yarn, etc.)
Begin by carefully removing all of the pages from the book leaving the hardcover. If you rip into the pages, just use your scissors to trim the page for a straight edge.
Be sure to remove any and all bits of pages left in the spine.
Using a single line of glue clear across the long side of the page, bring the other side of the page to stick together. Be careful not to crease the center of the page.
I held the page in place for a few seconds until the glue adhered.
Here is what a single prepared page should look like. Long sides of the pages brought together, no crease or fold in the center.
Continue preparing all the pages in the same way. It’s much easier to have all the pages ready to go versus stopping to prep each page as you assemble the mobile.
Before you begin to glue your pages in, attach your preferred method of hanging the mobile. I went with a plain twine, but any of the options I listed in the supplies list would look great.
I took a long piece of twine and hot glued it evenly in the center of the spine. I went with a long strand so that I could adjust the height in the nursery once it was time to hang.
Now the exciting part! Using the hot glue gun, begin gluing the prepared pages into the book.
Start with the inside of the spine and work your way out.
There’s no wrong way to do this! Just glue in the pages in a way that visually appeals to you.
I found it easiest to add the pages while the book was on it’s side. This allowed me to see how the added pages were cascading in the book.
Continue adding the pages until you’ve used them up or until you are satisfied with the look.
Disney Mobile Complete!
Finished! Doesn’t it look great?! I love how the combination of words and pictures add color and still give you that traditional wordy book page look.
When hanging the mobile, remember to hang securely and out of reach of Baby!
Your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters bounce off the pages and add a soft Disney touch to the nursery.
Imagine a cluster of Disney books for a big “Number 1 Fan” statement in the nursery!
No matter which way you look at it, it looks great!
Inspire a love of books, creativity, and Disney with this easy to make book mobile.
Love this book mobile? Don’t just use it in the nursery! It would make great decor for a book themed baby shower or Disney themed first birthday!