Baby Bouncy Seat Mobile Stand

Our new baby girl loves looking at the Modern Paper Mobile for Babies that I made awhile back, but her favorite place to relax is in her bouncy seat. So I made this simple stand with some scrap wood and wire. It’s very lightweight and sturdy, so I can carry it around the house along with her bouncy seat. She’s really liking it so far!

If you’d like to try making the paper mobile, you can click here for instructions and printable template. (Sorry, I don’t have instructions for the stand, as the wire seems to be very hard to find.)

20 Comments

  1. August 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Look how big that little one has got!!! Too sweet!!! Love how carefully your mobile is being observed!!!

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  2. August 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Joel. Not sure if it's just me, but I can't get the link to work. Love the mobile though

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    1. August 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Sorry, yeah, I fixed that first link now!

  3. Dolores
    August 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Ah ah so your mobile doesn t only keep my daughter quiet ;) I think I will be grateful forever, this mobile has made such a difference in our lives !

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    1. August 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks Dolores. I'm glad it worked to entertain your baby girl too! Hope she's still liking it!

  4. Jess
    August 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I laughed out loud when I saw that picture...so friggin cute! I noticed you're not using her name. Hmmmmn...I've been waiting. ;D

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  5. August 26, 2011 at 12:42 am

    i love this picture; wishes from germany barbara

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  6. ewa
    August 26, 2011 at 5:41 am

    problem with "le lien" (en français) : "Modern Paper Mobile" 'doesn't exist...

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    1. August 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Sorry, it's fixed now!

  7. August 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks everybody!

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  8. August 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I just found your blog and is amazing! I hope I get time to make all the cute things for my soon-to-be-born son... I will enjoy and I hope he does too :D Greetings from México :D

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  11. tim
    November 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

    i don't see the instructions for how you made the stand. what kind of wire did you use? thanks!

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    1. November 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Tim. Yeah, I didn't give instructions for the stand, but I should have explained it. The reason I didn't though is because I'm not sure where one would get the kind of wire I used. It was some old wire that I got from my grandpa. He salvaged it from a grocery store, and said it was supposed to be used for hanging vent tubes on the ceiling or something. Anyway, it's kind of like an aluminum steel blend I think, because it's fairly easy to bend. Maybe you could find it at a hardware store. So yeah, if you do find some wire. I simple drilled a small hole in some wood, then pounded the wire in so it was very tight. Then bent it slightly and made a loop at the end to tie the mobile on.

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  13. Zain
    July 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

    What type of wire is it?

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    1. July 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      It was some old wire that I got from my grandpa. He salvaged it from a grocery store, and said it was supposed to be used for hanging vent tubes on the ceiling or something. I'm sure there are other types of wire that would work though. Maybe try asking around at a hardware store.

  14. David Guichard
    October 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hi-- I'm looking into making one of these. Can you tell me what the diameter of your wire is, and how long the wire is? Thanks, David

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    1. October 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Hey David. The length of the wire is about 60 inches. Not sure the diameter, but I'll paste in one of my previous comments below in case you missed it. Might explain some things a bit more. Hi Tim. Yeah, I didn't give instructions for the stand, but I should have explained it. The reason I didn't though is because I'm not sure where one would get the kind of wire I used. It was some old wire that I got from my grandpa. He salvaged it from a grocery store, and said it was supposed to be used for hanging vent tubes on the ceiling or something. Anyway, it's kind of like an aluminum steel blend I think, because it's fairly easy to bend. Maybe you could find it at a hardware store. So yeah, if you do find some wire. I simple drilled a small hole in some wood, then pounded the wire in so it was very tight. Then bent it slightly and made a loop at the end to tie the mobile on.

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