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a mobile that isn’t a mobile

I saw this image the other day in a Potterybarn Kids catalog and was inspired to create my own little flower mobile for the baby’s room.


So, off I went to the local craft store and bought many many white & cream flowers.

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and a Styrofoam wreath form.


I wrapped grey grosgrain around it to fully cover,

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securing the ends with these little silver pins. {I have no idea where we got these pins, but they proved very helpful for this project.}


I then stripped the flowers from their stems and attached them to the wreath. I first started by using fabric glue, but quickly realized that it was much easier to pin them in.

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Look closely {beyond my beautifully painted fingernails} and you can see the little silver pin.

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I just kept adding more and more flowers until I was happy with how it looked.


And here it is, hanging in my kitchen.


And oh what a view the baby will have while laying in her crib .


I’m looking forward to actually putting it in the room, but believe me, I’m quite a few steps back from accessorizing with a non-mobile mobile.

16 thoughts on “a mobile that isn’t a mobile”

  1. This looks so adorable in the thumbnail! Is there anyway you might be able to re-upload the photos since they aren’t working on your blog anymore? I love your tutorials, btw! Thanks!

  2. I know this is an old post, but did you know all the images are missing? The thumbnail looks so cute, I’d really like to see how you did this.

  3. I love this blog and have made tons of things from it. I’m actually currently painting one wall in our new nursery from the idea you posted a bit ago. I’m planning on making this mobile for the nursery too and hanging some birds from it. I’ve been looking for a wreath form that’s a good size. The biggest ones I’ve seen in Joann’s and Michael’s seem kind of small. What’s a good size wreath to use??
    My husband and I are in full time ministry on a college campus. Many of the flower projects have been wonderful projects to do with some of the students I work with. They always love them. Thanks for sharing your ideas and posting such easy to follow tutorials. I’m finding a new side of meself I never knew I had, and its really fun!!

  4. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have been thinking about doing this with sunflowers for my farm theme room for my three kids, and I am so happy you posted this. Thanks again!

  5. made a beautiful pink mobile for a sweet friend and her soon to be born little girl, Beckett…it was a HUGE hit! She LOVED it and all the ladies at the baby shower couldn’t get enough of it! thanks so much for the idea and tutorial!

  6. I absolutely love this its gorgeous thanks so much for the Creative Idea!~ I was wondering how did you hang it(tie on ribbon?)? And with what exactly? Thanks so much!!!

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