Friday, August 10, 2012

An Upcycled Mobile for Baby Girl

Mobile Upcycle at Made it on Monday


I’m so excited to finally be able to cross this project off my list! I started the mobile for Reese’s Nursery close to two months ago. I got all the pieces cut out and then just kept putting off putting everything together.


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The beauty of this project is it was very inexpensive. I used the frame from the mobile I had for Jace’s nursery as the base for this project. I know that stationary mobiles are in these days, but one of my baby’s favorite thing to do in his crib was watch his airplanes dance as they turned to music. His little legs would start kicking and arms flailing as soon as he heard me turn the crank to make it move. I hope Reese loves it as much as he did.


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I started by cutting flowers out of felt. I used cookie cutters for the patterns. The next step for the flowers was hand stitching them together with embroidery thread.


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I thought little jewels hanging from the flowers would be fun, so I used Mod Podge’s Podgable Acrylic Shapes and Mod Podged a turquoise scrapbook paper on one side, and red on the other. Both sides were then topped with the silver glitter Dimensional Magic.


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The motor/music part of the original mobile had an airplane sticker on it, so I just glued a circle of scrapbook paper to it.


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And then topped it off with the silver glitter Dimensional Magic.


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Eight little bows were made from a coral grosgrain ribbon.


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And four equal lengths of ribbon were cut as well. I then glued the ribbons to the flowers (using hot glue).


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And added a bow to each side.


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The plastic frame was then wrapped in the same color of grosgrain ribbon, and the flowers tied to the frame.


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A sleeve for the arm attaching it to the crib was quickly made from leftover fabric from my Little Dresses Art. Confession: I just used hot glue to make the sleeve since I didn’t want to dig my sewing machine out for such a small project.


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I can’t wait to see what my baby girl thinks of watching her flowers dance!


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And, incase you’re wondering why I didn’t show you what the mobile looks like with the bedding, it’s because we still need to reassemble the crib. And buy the crib sheets. And cover the bumper. But the crib skirt arrived and I love it!


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  1. Cute! The little flowers are so fun. =)

  2. That is so creative! Too bad the baby train has left the station or I would totally try that!

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  3. Looks so cute!!! Great job and I love the mod podge stuff...technical name leaves make it look so professional:)

  4. SO pretty! I wish I had thought of that!

  5. It's great how one can give new life to some old stuff... and it gives you so so so much satisfaction when finished :)Turned out really pretty and I love the colours you've chosen! :)

  6. Why "BUY" sheets for this adorable nursery when it's so so so EASY to make your own? You clearly have the ability to do it ... and the vision ... can't WAIT to see you post some pics of your CUSTOM MADE crib sheets! <3


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