If you think mobiles are only for nurseries, think again! Maker Team member Karla of @mochi_mx has designed a vibrant donut mobile that would be perfect for a teenage bedroom. Or breakfast nook. Or anywhere sweet treats are appreciated. You donut want to miss out on this!
This tutorial is for all the donut lovers like me. Learn how to make a mini donut, a star and some garlands to make a colorful mobile. You could choose your favorite colors and make a dozen of them!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
9 x 12" Sprinkles Wool Blend Felt Palette
One 9 x 12" sheet of Seaside Wool Blend Felt
One 9 x 12" sheet of White Wool Blend Felt
Pot of Gold Pom-Pom Palette, Small
One Marine Felt Pom-Pom, Medium
Modern Wreath Base
Embroidery Floss - DMC White and Sprinkles Palette
Embroidery Needle for Felt
Darner Needle for Pom-Poms
Donut Template (click to download)
1. Download and print the Donut Template above. Cut out pattern pieces and trace onto corresponding felt colors as follows:
Donut - (10) shape A from Seaside
Glaze - (5) shape B from Sprinkles Palette colors of your choice
Star - (10) shape C from White
Cut out felt pieces.
2. Place a Donut Glaze onto a Donut piece. Blanket stitch around the outer perimeter of the glaze using the same floss color as the glaze.
3. If you want to add sprinkles, choose a floss color and make straight stitches on the glaze.
4. Place another Donut shape (without glaze) on the back of the glazed Donut front. Stitch around the inner circle of all three pieces using the same floss color as the glaze.
5. Cut a 24" length of Sashiko thread and make a knot in one end. Place the Sashiko thread between the two donut layers with the knot inside. Blanket stitch 3/4 of the way around the donut, securing the Sashiko thread in the process. Add stuffing to your desired firmness and finish stitching the outer edge.
6. Repeat steps 2 - 5 for the four additional donuts.
7. Place two Star shapes together, right sides facing out, and stitch around the perimeter. Stop just before finishing to add stuffing, then finish stitching. Repeat this step four more times.
As an alternative, use Benzie's White Felt Stars in place of this step.
8. Use the darner needle to string (2) pom-poms, (1) star and an additional pom-pom onto the Sashiko thread attached to each finished donut.
9. Position the bottom of each donut garland about 12" from the wreath base. Wrap the free end of the thread around the hoop three times and make a knot. You can adjust the pom-poms and star along the string after everything is assembled.
10. Use the darner needle to string all five garland ends into the Marine pom-pom. Adjust the Marine pom-pom so it is in the center. With the length of thread coming through the top, make a loop and secure with a knot.
You've made a donut mobile! This mobile will add so much color and joy to any spot. Now it's time to make donuts for your friends!