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Monday, April 18, 2011

Luke's Nursery Mobile

I love sitting with Luke and looking up to see his Nursery Mobile every night.  I found the idea on How Does She and wrote about wanting to make it last year.  And I DID make it last year, and every time I look up at it I remember that I forgot to post my finished project... well, here it is!
Luke's bedding is a sailboat theme from Pottery Barn Kids.  The mobile that {kind of} matched it was $65 and I didn't really like it.  Our other two boys didn't get much use out of their mobiles, so I definitely didn't want to spend that much on something that I knew wasn't worth the money.  So I gathered up supplies I already had and made this one for next to nothing!
Using scrapbook papers that matched his bedding, I cut the shapes using my Cricut {the sailboats are on the Life's a Beach cartridge and the stars & circles are from Platin School}.  I spray painted dowels silver and did a combo of hot glue & wrapped twine to secure the dowels together.  And then I just did hot glued the shapes to the twine and embellished the sailboats with buttons that I already had.   
The only things I bought for the project were the twine {I bought a sample pack of 6 colors from The Twinery... I use the twine from that sample pack ALL the time and still have a bunch left!} and the hook to hang the mobile from.  

This was such a fun, easy project and I love Luke's mobile way more than the Pottery Barn Kids one I considered getting!

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9 comments:

JBSquared said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I never got to see it. It turned out so cute!!

Annie said...

Love it!! that is super cute! much better than any of the store bought ones I've seen!

Krissy @ B.Inspired said...

That is so sweet! It's those little personal touches that make a nursery so special for the little one. Great job, mama!

radn said...

Such a sweet mobile! Love the colors you chose!

I am having a giveaway on my blog. $40 store credit from Urban Walls to get any decal of your choice. They have amazing decals for the nursery too! just leave me a comment telling me which is your fav decal to win.
http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/40-store-credit-from-urban-walls-to-get.html

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That's a very sweet and meaningful DIY. Love. I never like any of the mobiles I saw in stores!

Please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday ... Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Michelle said...

This is way cuter than any of the mobiles in stores and I agree, we did not use ours much so why spend the money! Great job! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty and such great alternative to the expensive one. I've been looking into mobiles as I plan my baby's nursery and this is a great option.

Megan said...

How fun! We did our own little DIY mobile too. For a girl, so it was butterflies. Check it out here if you want http://www.balancinghome.com/2011/09/tutorial-tuesday-diy-mobile.html

salman santo said...

So many cute ones to choose from but I still like the large monogram, nice and simple! And if I won, it's the only one my 13 year old son would allow me to put in his room!kids wall decals

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