Monday, January 9, 2017

Floral nursery mobile

I debated for a LONG time what to make for the baby's nursery mobile and wall decor because being married to an ophthalmologist resident means that we are hypervigilant about preventing eye injuries. We ruled out sharp pointy objects to give my husband some peace that even if something fell onto our poor baby, it wouldn't cause an open globe.

This floral mobile with soft silk flowers and a styrofoam base fit the bill and earned my husband's approval for baby safety!

Read on for the full tutorial!

Materials needed:

  • 12 inch styrofoam wreath form
  • Wide ribbon--I cut 2 pieces that were 120 inches each, to hang about 60 inches down from the ceiling 
  • Tape
  • silk/artificial flowers (available at Hobby Lobby/Michaels/Joanns/any craft store, or even the dollar store or Walmart)
  • ceiling hook
  • gold spray paint (optional)

Spray paint the styrofoam wreath gold, then use tape to secure the 2 long pieces of ribbon in a crisscross, wrapping under and around the wreath form. I ended up switching to clear packing tape because I didn't like how the masking tape looked from underneath.

Insert the stems of the pink carnations and cream roses into the wreath. I alternated pink and cream so that the baby can see some of the flowers from underneath the mobile.

Done! Make sure the flowers cover up the ribbon and tape and that you don't leave gaps.

I twisted the ribbon and secured it with a twisty-tie onto a 3M command hook and pressed it into the ceiling. So far it's held up really well and securely! Now baby has something pretty to look at when she's laying in the crib :)

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