Entertaining Baby Shower Ideas DIY Decorative Mobiles for Parties and Nurseries This party decoration idea serves a dual purpose: Hang it for a modern display during the baby shower, then gift it to the expectant parents-to-be for their baby's nursery. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 22, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Graphic mobiles made from construction paper and embroidery hoops can serve as party décor as well as a take-home nursery decoration for any baby shower celebration. Embroidery hoops make a simple base for the mobile. Pictured here, we used a variety of 18- to 20-inch hoops to hang from the ceiling. As for the colorful circle shapes, we recommend using art-quality colored construction paper or card stock (available at art-supply stores). For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of party crafts and decorations. What You'll Need Materials Colored waxed twine Scissors Eyelets Embroidery hoop Cup hook Card stock, in multiple colors 1/8-inch hole punch Eyelet punch Instructions Determine the length of your mobiles. Remember, you want the mobile to have various lengths of circles to make it visually interesting. Cut various lengths of waxed twine. Double the twine strings (as if you are going to thread a needle). Tie the loose ends in a knot. Slip the finished end through an eyelet and pull through (this will create a slip knot); repeat with all other lengths of twine and attach around the diameter of the hoop. Repeat the same slip knot with the waxed twine to hang the hoop from the ceiling or beam (as we did). Once you have doubled the twine and made a slip knot at three points around the hoop, tie the unfinished ends of each in a knot and then tie all three knots together and hang from a cup hook in the ceiling. For the circles, choose varying sizes and colors and cut freehand. (Note: You can also purchase already cut card stock in circular shapes.) Use a 1/8-inch hole punch to punch a hole at the top (about 1/2 inch from the rim of the circle). Attach eyelets to circles with eyelet punch (available at scrapbooking sites and art-supply stores).