I finally got to finish my mobile for the nursery. It had been staring at me all week, begging for me to work on it, but I just couldn't muster the energy. I knew I wouldn't be happy if I didn't at least make an attempt at a homemade mobile. I had seen so many inspiring mobiles out there on blogs galore. So I just had to pick my poison, which turned out to be felt, and my design, which turned out to be modern and simple.I was able to hand pick the felt colors, and I chose an array of yellows, greens, and blues to compliment the other colors of the nursery. And I ordered myself this very simple photo mobile from Amazon.com for a mere six dollars and change.
Then it was craft time. I needed to cut circles, lots of circles, that I would put together to create my mobile adornments. I chose 3 different sizes for my circles and used things around the house to outline them. In walked our wine glass, a spool of thread, and a lid to a one of our spices.
I traced the items on different colors of felt, so that I could then cut them out and start piecing them together.
And this is what I ended up with, lots of circles of various colors:
Next, I hot glued the circles together and then stitched two sets together. Leaving me with 10 sets of 2.
And here's the finished product, fashioned over the little one's crib.
I'm happy with the outcome and hope that the little guy is entertained by his felt-mobile! The nursery is almost finished. I'm oh-so-close and I'm antsy to have it all done. Just a couple of more things to take care of before the full nursery reveal!