Thursday, October 10, 2013

Labor of Love

My baby Drue was born almost 1 year ago! It's hard to believe, the time has flown by! When she was 3-4 months old, I had the urge to get her a mobile for above her crib. The problem was, I just couldn't find anything I was in love with so I did what I usually do and created my own. What began as a project that would probably only take a couple hours ended up taking me 10-15 hours to complete. That is why I like to call it my little labor of love. It was worth every stinkin minute I spent on it because it turned out absolutely lovely and matches her room perfectly.

I started out by spray painting some small plastic animals. I chose gold for that little bit of stylish glam. I adore these little creatures and will most definitely find other projects to use them on.

The main structure of the mobile was built using metal rings in diameter of 8-12 inches. I found these at Hobby Lobby. The other fun parts were made out of lots of colorful bits and pieces. I made tissue paper pom poms, paper punched in round circles, embroidery floss, metallic polka dot tulle, wired pom poms from Zurchers and fringe trim purchased at a fabric store. I was lucky everything ended up coordinating so well.

It was hard to capture this as it was constantly in motion, but this is basically how I created each tier before attaching all of them together. I love how the little glammed animals dance.

Here is this tier once I added the wired pom poms. As I was doing this tier, I had the thought that these wired poms poms on the metal ring would make a darling crown. I might just have to make a birthday crown in the future.

I couldn't be more pleased with the finished mobile. I love how unique it turned out. It adds the perfect finishing touch to baby Drue's nursery. You might say I'm in love with my little labor of love!

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