Since Aaron made a baby bed, I decided we should have a handmade baby mobile as well. I found an inspiring photo online that had a twirled wire and attached flowers which would fit great with our garden theme. There are not many stores here like Hobby Lobby so we had few options when picking up supplies. My original idea was to try and find what I needed in the floral section, but upon realizing that this section took up a mere 2 foot space on the shelf, we started improvising.
Our chosen supplies were: blue wired glittery ribbon, thin pink ribbon, yellow flowers, a pearl necklace and a rhinestone necklace. I planned to disassemble the necklaces and use the pearls and rhinestones. The total cost for the supplies was $15.
For the wire, we bent an old metal clothes hanger to the correct shape. I wanted it to be a bit thicker so we taped some quilt batting around the wire.
Next the blue ribbon was added followed by the thin pink ribbon. Then, I tore the necklaces apart to get the beads. This was fun :) And a cheaper way to get the beads I wanted.
I then used fishing wire to restring half of the pearls to wrap around the ribbon. Already the mobile was looking pretty! To get dangling beads, I used the fishing string and made 15 individual strands of pearls and rhinestone.
After spacing the strands evenly apart, I tied them to the mobile with lots of knots. The flowers were then attached and a long piece of pink ribbon was added to the center with its own pearls, rhinestones, and flowers. Giving the mobile a little spin and it twirls around glistening with the light. So cute and perfect for the nursery!