Aunty K is the best! Even though she didn’t live close when my children were little, she spoiled them rotten. Cards, treats and toys in the mail was the bare minimum that she felt an aunt was required to do. When she got holidays, she was sure to spend them at my house! She would get on the ground and build Lego, teach the kids her favourite video games and explore zoos, amusement parks and local parks whenever they could! They loved it when she came to visit and I think she enjoyed it just as much!
When I found out that my baby sister was pregnant, I was so excited! After witnessing her play, teach and watch my children over the years, I was sure that she would be a fabulous Mom! But best of all, I couldn’t wait to spoil her child rotten! It was pay back time!
When she announced that her nursery theme was Super Mario, I wasn’t surprised with both Mom and Dad being huge video game junkies. When I started looking around for cool video game nursery accessories, I was sad to find a limited supply and those I did find came with huge price tags. I love my sister, but $200 for a mobile was out of my price range. That is when I got the idea to make my own!
How to make a Super Mario Mobile
1 wooden cross stitch hoop
A rainbow assortment of felt
need and thread
Step 1: Wrap the wooden cross stitch hoop in ribbon.
Step 2: Decide which characters you would like to hang on the mobile. I google searched images and printed them out the size I needed. I then traced and cut out the different parts out of their corresponding colours in felt.
Step 3: Sew all the pieces together. Prior to closing it, add a bit of stuffing to give it the 3D appearance.
Step 4: Attach the ribbon to characters and add on equal spaces around hoop.
Step 5: Create an “x” on the top of the hoop to attach Mario to the middle.
Step 6: Tent another ribbon and hang from the ceiling.