Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creating a Homemade Baby Mobiles

I have been looking for a good mobile for the nursery and in the process came across many beautiful homemade baby mobiles.  After looking closely at them, I decided " Hey, I can do that!"  I am SOOo one of those people.  I see something and will check it out closely and attempt to make it myself.  Many of the attempts are not sucessful, but then others turn out even better!

Here are some of the mobile ideas I am currently toying with....

hanging-mobile2.jpgfeltowlornamentCUSTOM 5 little birds fly away home - fabric mobile on yarn wrapped branches

The butterfly mobile is the most simple.  I could just use scraps of colorful fabric and hang at varied lengths.  I think this is a great way to add a touch of color to the room. 

The owl is actually a Christmas ornament-but isn't he so cute!  I think I could make several of these little guys and it would make a super cute mobile.  There is a templete for this owl that can be found here: http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/12/131-give-a-hoot-for-the-holidays.html

The next mobile is adorable and ties in the whole theme of this particular nursery.  I would have to come up with a creative way to make it more like baby K's nursery.  You can check out the rest of the nursery here: http://thegoodlifebyerin.blogspot.com/2010/10/emersons-nurseryfinally.html  Super cute!

The last one of love!  It and many others like it can be founf on etsy-but it comes with a price tage of $165.00.  Yes, it is beautiful, but no thanks!  Look closely and you will see it is sticks, wrapped in yarn, with fabric birds wired to it-how hard could that be-right?

Anyway, I am currently working on a couple of these and I will show you how they turn out.

Which is your favorite?  Have any of you attempted to create your own baby mobile?

6 comments:

The Hills said...

You are so crafty! I am really into owls right now, so that one has my vote! So cute...can't wait to see how they turn out!

mkelton24 said...

I LOVE owls too! I started working on the owls with felt-and mine are not as cute as these...

alanabrooke4 said...

I like the bird. Perri's big girl room is going to be birds and owls. Happy making!
Brooke

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

So cute! I've been catching up on your blog and absolutely love the bedding you chose for little baby "K". It's so unique and perfect for a girl or boy. Hope you are feeling well.

To Sew With Love said...

I so LOVE the owls! ^^) You've got a fab blog, too! I've just become your newest follower! ^^)

Erin said...

Thanks for the mention! Good luck on your mobile...the nursery looks great! My vote is owls, too...love them! I'd combine the owl and bird mobiles. Buy yourself a few felt owl ornaments (anthropologie and crate & barrel have great felt ornaments...sure to be on sale this time of year), then wrap some twig branches with yarn or jute and wire on your owls. Hang the different branches (maybe 3 of them?) from individual lines from the ceiling. Just an idea... I'm sure you'll do something great!