This weekend I finished Ady’s mobile. I am getting there with my list. Wahoo! I have been wanting to get her mobile done since she was born…uuummmm 6 months ago today. :) I bought these little birdies at Hob Lob during Christmas for $1.00 each. I knew I wanted to use them for her mobile in one way or another. They have been sitting in her closet ever since, waiting for the right inspiration. Good ‘ol Pottery Barn pulled through for me. I was browsing the magazine one day when it hit me. Do you want to see it???
Krysta’s version of a mobile. (Pottery Barn Inspired)
I love how simple and beautiful it is.
It really was easy to make too. It’s a straw wreath (I don’t remember what size, but I used the smaller one of the two) with white ribbon wrapped around it to cover the straw. (I wrapped it twice because you could still see the straw and I didn’t like that.) Then I used the same kind of ribbon to attach to the wreath to hang it from. They are attached with straight pins. I cut two long lengths of ribbon. One attached horizontally and the other attached vertically. Then when you pull it together at the top you have two loops you can hang it from. It is then tied together at the top in one loopy knot and hung from a swag hook on the ceiling. I don’t know if that makes any sense at all. I should have taken a picture of that. The thought crossed my mind, but it seemed kind of boring at the time.
I loved randomly arranging them and coming up with my own design.
Then I painted black dots on the birdies with the back of a small paint brush. I had to give Ady something more interesting to stare at then plain white birds.
I like how cute and whimsical they turned out. Not a bad purchase for $1.oo each. I’m glad I finally got to use them. I tied each end of the sheer pink ribbon in a knot. Then used straight pins to attach the ribbon to the top of the wreath and also to the bird.
Here is Ady’s view.
One of the things I really love about this mobile is that it can grow with her. When she is done with her crib I can take the birds off of the wreath to give it a little more grown up feel and hang it above her big girl bed. So many fun options!
And this is how we roll behind the scenes…
Casey found this back pack on Craig’s List this weekend for $5.00. It’s in perfect shape. He’s been keeping his eye out for one for over a month now. All of my Providence friends probably remember Casey out in our yard mowing the lawn with our children on his back like this. Well, it’s too hot to do that here, but he can get his “Honey-Do’s” done this way! He loves doing this! He totes her around everywhere. I love him for being such a great dad and for supporting me with all of my crazy notions because let’s admit it…Sometimes they can be pretty crazy. And he still loves me!