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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Flower and Ribbon Mobile:.

When I was first pregnant with Reece and found out she was going to be a girl, I made a little mobile for her room. Let's be honest - it wasn't the cutest. It was just....fine. But then I got the idea to make another one that would look a little nicer now that baby girl number two is on the way and I'm all about glamming up their room! I love how this turned out and kind of want one in my room now!

What you need:

- wire flower wreath (I used an 18" one)
- fake flowers
- ribbon of varying sizes, colors
- pins
- hot glue/gun

I started out by removing all of the stems from my flowers.

Then I cut my purple ribbon to attach for hanging the mobile up.

I wanted my biggest flower to be in the middle. This flower didn't have the typical removable stem, so I just used a little bit of black ribbon to cover up some of where the green leftover stem was showing.

Next I cut a long piece of black ribbon and put a pin in the middle of the length of the ribbon.

Luckily, where the wire had been on the stem of this flower had left a little hole, so I just put some hot glue on the end of the pin and stuck it in there.

I had some leftover pin, so I wrapped it around the ribbon.

Then I tied it to the middle of the mobile.

Next I took my two purple flowers. I stuck two pins through the middles of them.

Stick the pins through the center of your layers of flowers, and then through the middle of your length of ribbon. I used two pins so that when I folded over the extra pin, it wouldn't make the flower tilt. You can still see the pins on top of the flowers, but it doesn't matter because the mobile will be hanging high and you won't be able to see them!

Tie the flowers on where you want them.

Then I took my smaller flowers, took the plastic pieces out of them, and hot glued them layer by layer on to pieces of ribbon. I added rhinestones in the centers so that it wasn't just an ugly hole. I know baby girl will appreciate this.

Tie these on to your wreath. (Don't mind Reece's bath toys in the background. I needed to hang it somewhere so that it wasn't bumping into anything, and the shower rod was perfect!)

Take your ribbon and put a little hot glue on the end and attach it where you want to start wrapping it around your wreath. I used about five yards for my size of wreath to get around. Tuck in the ends from the other ribbons as your wrap, so that they aren't showing. This is about 3/4 of the way around.

Hot glue along the way as needed, and at the end.

You're done!

Now hang it up and admire your work!



Now my girls' room is done! (Well, except for this black chandelier from Madison Envy. Have I mentioned before how much I love it and want it? Someday....)







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10 comments:

  1. Very cute idea! Your girls room is adorable.

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  2. Adorable, I could make a pink, white and brown one for my baby's room! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. What a fun idea for a little girls room! I love it!

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  4. That is so cute, Summer. I really like the wall hangings above the crib too. :) Thanks for linking up!!

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  5. That Reece is gonna be loved by her momma. I can't believe how beautiful her room is. The love of a momma, what can match it? Blessings

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  6. that is such a great idea! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays

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  7. How sweet. You will do many cute and fun projects in the very near future.

    FYI-I have a fun give-a-way on my blog starting tonight.
    Cheri

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  8. oh how sweet, can't wait to have a girl so i can do cute flowery things!

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