You are going to want a nice long Chopped or Property Brothers marathon when you sit down to tackle this project!
My sister-in-law is having a lil girl next month and I was super excited to be asked to create a cool mobile that could be used as decor for her baby shower as well as a mobile in her nursery.
I grabbed a bunch of scrapbook paper in colors that will coordinate with the nursery and used 3 different sized paper punches to create a
Big Old Pile of shapes.
Then I used fishing line and a medium sized sewing needle to create long and short strips. I tied small knots in between each shape so they stayed spaced correctly and didn't all fall to the bottom of the string.
I used about 20 total strings. But I think it could have used more and if I had another day, I would have added 5 or 6 more strings.
I spray painted a green wire floral wreath form to use as the base of my mobile.
I balanced it on the bowl as I started tying my strips on, but then I realized it needed to be hanging to really get the strips placed nicely, so I tied it onto my kitchen chandelier.
As I tied each strip onto the orange base, I put a few drops of Krazy Glue at each of the contact points so those strips stayed put.
I wove a brown ribbon around the edge to finish it off, and I really like it. Then I put it back on the bowl and tied 5 loops of fishing wire up from the center to create a loop for hanging. My sister-in-law was super excited and I sure hope the little lady enjoys it as well!
The whole project did take about 4 hours, yup seriously!
I won't be making another one of these anytime soon, but it was totally worth it for my new niece!