I spent hours working on the yarn ball mobile that you can see hanging over Jack’s crib in this old photo. The hardest part was getting the strands to all hang from a single point without letting them get tangled.
We shortened the mobile when Jack learned to stand and took it down entirely once we transitioned him out of the crib, but I wasn’t ready to let the materials used go to waste. I used the green hoop to display a piece I embroidered for him and this weekend I finally got around to stringing all those yarn balls together into one long garland to hang from his ceiling.
I tied the existing strands together where I could, and where I couldn’t I used a small crochet hook to thread the yarn balls onto fishing line, tying each one in place. I hung it up in the office/playroom for a few days to make sure it was sturdy enough before putting it up in Jack’s room. Can’t have my toddler waking up entangled in balls.
To hang it, I tied a key ring to each end and secured it to a cup hook screwed into the soffit.
I looped the middle of the garland over the same ceiling hook that held the mobile.
I really love the way it looks and kind of wish I’d done this instead of a mobile in the first place!