Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big Girl Mobile

I love to make crafts for my adorable niece. When my sister started talking about her plans for a big girl room for my niece my mind started working. I thought of the perfect big girl mobile to hang in her room.
My inspiration come from two place. First, when Courtney and I were shopping at Pottery Barn Kids we saw this beautiful mobile.
Pottery Barn Kids

And second, I found this beautiful picture on Pinterest.

Style Me Pretty
These mobiles were both perfect because they are feminine and bright with natural elements. It was also important that the mobile wasn't babyish and could be with my niece as she grew up.

I started my going for a trip to a local thrift store. I found the perfect lamp shade. I was worried that it might be too tiny, but I think that it ended up working for my project.
After I removed the fabric from the lamp shade I saw that it had lovely fabric wrapped around the top and bottom circles. I decided to keep this on my mobile.
I found a perfect flower punch for the mobile and punched out yellow and cream flowers to hang from the lamp shade.
Mr. Firefly had the great idea to hang the mobile from the tripod. This helped me as I put the flowers on the mobile. I used a needle and thread to attach the flowers to the lamp shade. I also got some glue and glued on some fake flowers to the lamp shade.
This was so easy and looks very cute. The lampshade cost $2.99, the flowers were $5.99 and I only used half of them. I was lucky to find some scrap paper for the flowers. This project couldn't have turned out better. 

Happy Crafting,

PS: Here's where we link up.


  1. Very elegant! I know your niece will love it! :)

  2. Really adorable idea! Do you mind if I pin it?

    1. Look here http://pinterest.com/brilliantlffs/ to see where we pin our projects. We would love for you to pin it :)

  3. I loved Michelle's word... ELEGANT!!

    It truly is elegant!! So Beautiful! Your niece is super lucky!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

  4. I just made something kinda like this, but I love the dangly part of it!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tutorial Tuesday this week!

  5. Super ute job on the mobile! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Sew Woodsy!


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