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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.

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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.

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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.}

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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.

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And here it is, hanging in my kitchen.

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

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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.
    Thanks

  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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