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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Comments

  1. Wow! That is one fabulous creation! It is so very cute and I’m sure your niece will enjoy it and her mom will love having such a cool mobile in the nursery. I made a couple of those teeny pennant banners (about 6 feet long each) this past week for my grand daughter’s birthday and they took me over 2 hours to complete … they were not even complicated like your mobile. I was embarrassed how long it too me for such a simple project. But like you said, it was worth it for the happiness it brought.

    • Oh, those pennant banners can take me forever too! Sometimes simple looking projects can take a lot longer than you would think. But yes, totally worth it for a beautiful finished product!

  2. Love it!! What a great Auntie you are!

  3. This looks amazing! I love the idea, and I hope you’ll share this at Eco Kids this week too: http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2013/01/handmade-step-stools-and-eco-kids.html

  4. This is such a cute mobile! Bright and upbeat. What a great idea.
    I’m off to tweet this and follow you on twitter, too.
    Neighbors About Town Blog

  5. So cute! I love that your shower decor can double as room decor, great idea

  6. This is so cute!! I love projects that reuse paper scraps, so I’ll definitely be keeping this project in mind for all of my leftover scrapbook paper from now on!

  7. hmmm… wrong link (playschool + blogging = craziness lol) http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-funky-junky-windchime-at-eco-kids.html

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