gallamore west: Luke's Nursery Mobile

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!

I'm linking up here!

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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!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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 {momnivores 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!

Unknown 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

Unknown 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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