Monday, May 28, 2012

DIY Birdie Mobile

A few weeks back, we were all anticipating the arrival of a new niece or nephew and I wanted to get something colorful and cute to decorate the nursery with. After browsing Etsy for several hours I came upon a few that I liked, but the prices were a bit out of my budget. So, I thought hey...why not make my own...{so ya, I kind of got the idea from one that I loved, so it's not totally original, but I love it anyway!}

This is what I made...





Basically, I used the cardboard from a diaper box and traced out my bird shapes. I then layed each piece of cardboard between a layer of felt and material {cut into bird shapes} and hand stitched around the edges with colorful embroidery thread. I used the same cardboard and materials to make wings. I attached the wing to the bird with buttons and hung the birds at varying heights from an embroidery hoop wrapped in ribbon...



Most mobiles are hung with the pretty parts facing the sides, but with this one, the mobile is facing down, making the birds pretty for baby, not mom and dad!

I hope sweet little Khloe loves it as much as I do!

Linking up here...
Lish

17 comments:

Kylie Kreikemeier said...

LISH. that is the cutest!!!

Alyx said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!!!!
Seriously - I love it! You are so talented! Someday when I have a wee one... I will make something like this. If I can figure it out.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Those birdies are DARLING! The colors! The stitching takes the right over the top!! Cute, cute,cute!!
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

Kelly Rowe said...

Super cute, Lish!! Thanks so much for linking up! Hugs xo

Leslie said...

sweet! And I love how the birds are hanging for baby to see!

Angie Ramirez said...

What is not to love about birdies! I love it.. featuring you tomorrow at Create & Inspire!

Thanks,
Angie from Little Inspiration

Paula Boudreaux said...

I like your mobile! I bet baby loves it too! Very inspiring...I wish I had another new baby to create for!

folkhaven said...

I love that this mobile is for baby and not for parents showing off their adorable nursery. And it is so cheery! I'm smitten!

Maria said...

How BEAUTIFUL! I love all the different birds, so pretty and creative!

Etcetorize said...

So pretty! I love the way you hung the birds. Most people would've had them so the baby could only see a sliver of the bottoms. Great idea. If you're looking for another place to share your creative projects, check out Etcetorize. Party starts later tonight..would love to see you there!

Sara said...

Absolutely ADORE this!! Hope you can link this up at my new linky party Trendy Tuesday!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

Emily Morgenstern said...

LOVE this!! Seriously. How incredibly cute!

I've pinned and I'll be sharing on FB today!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're a STAR tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks again for linking up this beautiful and charming mobile.
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/06/wildly-original-features-4-new-party.html
<3 Christina

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Precious! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Sooo precious ty so much for sharing I hope a baby pops into my life soon so I can make this
I came from the feature list at It's Overflowing

andie jaye said...

that is BEYOND PRECIOUS!! i love it! it's just darling, lish. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Lish this the cutest little baby accessory I've seen in a while! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
xoxo
Kim