DIY bird crib mobile

I have all kinds of craft ideas now that I'm not working and have ample time on my hands.  I know this time will come to a close when baby shanks arrives so I'm trying to soak in my last weeks of freedom.  This week's project.. making a crib mobile for my sweet baby girl.  Thank you to Pinterest for continually flooding my right brain with motivating and inspirational craft ideas.  It is because of you that I continually have a project going.

So I started looking at crib mobiles.  I saw this and fell in love with how colorful it was.  However, there is no way I'm paying $150 for a mobile. 

{puka puka design}



And then I found this adorable fabric bird mobile on Etsy.  However, I didn't want to pay $85 plus shipping to Canada. 

{annie's mobile boutique}

I also really liked a simple tissue pom mobile.  But I had already fallen in love with the birds so I couldn't let them go.  I also thought $40 for a pom mobile was a bit expensive.  (I'm sure you are beginning to think I'm a penny pincher!)

{little nest box}
Then on Pinterest last week I found a blog that had a free pattern for the birds.  BINGO!  To get the full instructions you'll need to click on over to Spool Sewing.  So this is really easy to do everyone.  I used scrap fabric I already had.  (I did buy a few small swatches from Walmart in their craft section.  Each was $2.  I think I used about 6 different swatches).  You will also need different size sewing hoops (I used 3), thread, needle, batting, pipe cleaners or fake flower wire, and hot glue.  I cut out the fabric using the pattern from Spool Sewing. Then I sewed (by hand... on the machine would be much easier but I don't have one) and stuffed the birds.  Then I glued them on to the hoops.  I also glued on these paper flowers from Paper Source ($15) that I already had in my scrapbooking box.  Next I made poms out of colorful tissue (I bought a pack from Walmart for $4).  For a pom tissue tuitorial visit Natsprat.  (I made them half the size she makes them in her blog).  Next I hung up the hoops with the thread and attached to the ceiling with a small screw hook.





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sixteen sunbuckles: DIY bird crib mobile

Friday, March 30, 2012

DIY bird crib mobile

I have all kinds of craft ideas now that I'm not working and have ample time on my hands.  I know this time will come to a close when baby shanks arrives so I'm trying to soak in my last weeks of freedom.  This week's project.. making a crib mobile for my sweet baby girl.  Thank you to Pinterest for continually flooding my right brain with motivating and inspirational craft ideas.  It is because of you that I continually have a project going.

So I started looking at crib mobiles.  I saw this and fell in love with how colorful it was.  However, there is no way I'm paying $150 for a mobile. 

{puka puka design}



And then I found this adorable fabric bird mobile on Etsy.  However, I didn't want to pay $85 plus shipping to Canada. 

{annie's mobile boutique}

I also really liked a simple tissue pom mobile.  But I had already fallen in love with the birds so I couldn't let them go.  I also thought $40 for a pom mobile was a bit expensive.  (I'm sure you are beginning to think I'm a penny pincher!)

{little nest box}
Then on Pinterest last week I found a blog that had a free pattern for the birds.  BINGO!  To get the full instructions you'll need to click on over to Spool Sewing.  So this is really easy to do everyone.  I used scrap fabric I already had.  (I did buy a few small swatches from Walmart in their craft section.  Each was $2.  I think I used about 6 different swatches).  You will also need different size sewing hoops (I used 3), thread, needle, batting, pipe cleaners or fake flower wire, and hot glue.  I cut out the fabric using the pattern from Spool Sewing. Then I sewed (by hand... on the machine would be much easier but I don't have one) and stuffed the birds.  Then I glued them on to the hoops.  I also glued on these paper flowers from Paper Source ($15) that I already had in my scrapbooking box.  Next I made poms out of colorful tissue (I bought a pack from Walmart for $4).  For a pom tissue tuitorial visit Natsprat.  (I made them half the size she makes them in her blog).  Next I hung up the hoops with the thread and attached to the ceiling with a small screw hook.





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1 Comments:

Blogger kharps7 said...

I know what you mean about the mobiles, I am a penny pincher too! The one I found on etsy was $80! I started making my own, but now I'm changing theme...back to the drawing board!

April 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM  

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