9.01.2010

DIY- Baby Mobile

Across the Blogosphere I've been seeing these paper pinwheels being used as wall decor. As a previous avid paper scrapper - I had tons of paper sitting in my basement. It took me two different times to attempt and do this. The first paper selection I had picked out was too thick and I was having difficulty getting a nice crease on my half folds.  So, my advice is to pick a thin paper that is light weight.  I didn't take pictures during but here are step by step directions. 
Directions: 
1. Pick out your paper and cut it in a square, I used these sizes: 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12". You will need two squares to complete the circle.
2. Start doing a fan fold, mine were between 1/2" and 1".  Bigger width for the larger squares.
3. Once you have a square completely fan folded, fold it in half and tape the sides together. After this step you should have a half a circle. I saw that some people used double stick tape, but personally I just used clear tape, and taped half and half on the folds I was connecting.
4. Tape both half circles together and ouila - you have your pinwheel.

Ways to hang: I've seen people push tacks/nails through the center and hang them on the wall that way. For my purpose I had the Hubs loop fishing line through them and we used white tacks and hammered them into the ceiling.
Total Cost = $0, as I had everything on hand.  I would say at most though using coupons you could do this project for under $15 if you had to buy everything. 

Below are the pictures of how they look over the crib. Excuse the bad color - it was gloomy when I took these pics.
How they look when standing in the middle of her room.

Close-up shot. 

Picture taken from the floor looking up at them all, this is what Baby Girl sees. 
I'm linking to these parties.


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22 comments:

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

I L-O-V-E this! It is absolutely adorable. What a great impact with simple materials. Very nicely done!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

What a great and gorgeous idea! LOVE it! Thanks for linking it up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you will come back and join in next week.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is so cute! Love the colors. By the way, love your blog banner.

Michaela (aka Mama Michie) said...

Those are so cute! I love the way it looks. I bet Avalynn loves it!!

Jen J. said...

Visiting from Fingerprints on the Fridge - those are adorable! Your blog is so cute! Stop by & visit me sometime @ World of Dennifer. :)

Corner House said...

Cute! I have been thinking about doing something similar in my baby's room.

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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Kimberlee said...

Those are just perfect! I love mobiles that focus on the baby's view, not how the look from the door. Visiting from Pony Tails and Fish Scales.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week! You can see your feature by clicking on the link.


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Feel free to grab a button if you'd like!


~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Embellished Bayou said...

So cute, what a great idea!

AliLilly said...

OH I LOVE THIS!!! My lil girl has some cute things hanging from her ceiling here and there. This would be a PERFECT addition!! I saw your feature on the HoH! :)

I'm your newest follower!

KristenDuke said...

LOVE this!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

This is really cute! Your baby will love it. :)

Crystal said...

Wow these are so pretty. I think I'm going to make some for my girls room.
P.S. thanks for linking up. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.
crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I loved this and featured it on my Friday Fave 5! You should come check it out! www.landofthemisfittoyz.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

How fun are these, I bet they are so interesting to look at from the crib! What a fun and creative use for paper! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

Amber said...

This is beautiful! I would have loved to have had this when I was little.

idesign said...

aww i love this...such a pretty sight for baby to see :)

baby gifts said...

Oh... What a lovely creation for baby to see. Thanks for the tute. I would love to try this out also. =)

Anonymous said...

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Thanks for sharing, I have digged this post

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

Baby Lifestyles said...

We'd like to feature this at Baby Lifestyles. Email me @ editor at BabyLifestyles dot com to discuss!