Oh I know I've made you wait for more nursery posts for far too long. Kailyn is almost 5 months old already...where does the time go?
But I've saved my favorite nursery decor item for last. Kailyn's butterfly mobile was SO much fun to make. It was a lot of trial and error, but I got the basic idea from Mandy's mobile for Baby Londyn HERE.
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from CTMH to cut out all of the butterflies at 1-3/4". Then I hot glued them onto clear jewelry monofilament (like fishing wire)...one on each side so they sandwiched the monofilament and stayed in place. At the end of each strand I tied an iridescent glass bead for some extra sparkle.
I used an 8" gold hoop from Joann Crafts. I tied monofilament in an X across the inside of the hoop, which divided it into 4 equal parts. (I secured all the knots with a dab of hot glue). I added 8 butterfly strands around the hoop itself, each with 5 butterflies hanging down. I wanted a chandelier look, so I then added 4 strands of 6 butterflies (slightly longer) from each "arm" of the X inside the hoop. Then there is one more strand of 7 butterflies hanging from the very center. So the center hangs down longer than the outside, and it also has a bigger bead at the bottom.
TIP: The green tulle I used has glitter on it. Do NOT use glittery tulle for your baby's mobile...it falls off everywhere! I had to shake it off really well so it wouldn't fall as much and I may even spray it with some sealer. I try not to touch it at all! To make it move while she's in her crib I blow on it. LOL!
Next time I'll share her WHOLE nursery! My mom made her quilt (among other matching items)...isn't it adorable? More pics to come!
Want to make your own mobile? Maybe butterflies aren't you thing? CTMH's 3 Cricut cartridges have thousands of images to choose from. I recommend the Art Philosophy cartridge for this project, as it contains the most basic shapes like stars, flowers, butterflies, and nearly 700 others!
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You can find my post about Kailyn's paper-covered name letters HERE.
Thanks for reading!