Friday, August 26, 2011

Nursery Reveal: DIY Mobile

There is only one little project left and the nursery will be done!
I've had so much fun putting it together and spending virtually nothing.

I might be biased, but isn't this a sweet space?

This week I finished a fun little mobile to hang over the crib.

Is it still called a mobile if it doesn't move?
It's not a mechanical one, but I guess it does sort of move in the breeze.

Here's how I made it: 

*I found a small branch in the yard
*I spray-painted the branch silver.
(I would have preferred white but I was out and it's an hour to a store that sells spray paint.)

*I punched a million and 6 stars from random blue scrapbook paper

My 2-year-old helped.

*I tied string to the branch in varying lengths (while watching a movie with my man).

* I taped two stars together with the string squished between them
*Repeat the above step until you wish you never saw a little paper star again!
*Then I tied yarn onto the stick, tied the yarn around a thumb tack and poked the tack into the ceiling.

Little man loves it. I caught him staring. 
Right before his Momma came into view, that is!

What's that you're trying to say? 
Stop messing around in my room so I can go to sleep?
Thanks for the pretty mobile, wonderful Mommy?

Here's how it looks from Baby's perspective:

So there you have it!
A free mobile that doubles as art.

I've shown the gallery wall before, but under it and next to the crib is my favorite chair.

It's my nursing nook. ;)
A little table for my Bible and a glass of water for that 5 AM feeding,
a Boppy pillow with a PBKids cover (from my shower for my first baby),
and a set of nesting boxes with baby toys and burp cloths.

One more project, coming soon!
Then I'll take you on a little tour of this sweet little room with a couple good before and after shots. 
And then I'll consider the nursery complete. Ish...

I'm linking to:
Transformation ThursdayThe Shabby Nest



  1. Such a pretty mobile & GORGEOUS nursery!! Love the board & batten!!

  2. I love it! I'm so in awe of your creativity.

  3. This is the sweetest nursery! I am in love with the mobile, the gallery wall, the mouldings, sigh...its beautiful. I found your blog through the shabby nest link party and I'm a new follower!

    Brie from

  4. That is so so cute! I love the room. You have done such a nice job!

  5. What a great idea! It's beautiful and I LOVE the free factor. I'm debating whether I have the patience to attempt this for our next little one... What a lucky little guy you have.

    If you'd like to share this at my link party this weekend, I'd love to have you. Found you via Shabby Nest.

    Krista @ While He Was Napping

  6. That is beautiful! The whole nursery is so calming and peaceful. What a lucky (beautiful) little girl.

  7. Ellie, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that mobile!!!

  8. This is such a sweet mobile, and a beautiful nursery! How sweet that your 2 year old helped you :) And, don't even get me started on that sweet looking bebe :D


  9. Totally adorable! (The baby AND the mobile. ;)

  10. I love this!! I want a baby just so I can make this lol.

  11. You did an amazing job with the mobile. And I think the silver branch looks great (I think white would have been too much). The silver gives it character. :-)

    Keep up the amazing job that you're doing!

  12. I love that you used a piece of nature in your mobile! I'm filing this idea for future use. Hopefully I can make one before baby #4 arrives!

  13. This is absolutely stunning! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at I'm your newest follower.

  14. Love how your nursery turned out! The board and batten, gallery wall, chair... and of course, the mobile. I really wanted to bring a branch into my daughter's room (goes well with her bird/tree theme, too!), but my husband is just a little weird about some things and felt like that would bring bad bugs into our house. I searched for fake branches that actually looked like real branches, but they aren't the same. Yours turned out great!

  15. What a cute mobile. That must have a lot of movement and I bet your darling baby loves to look at it.

    Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    (my MAIN blog)

  16. Very cute and I love the gallery wall. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  17. That's the best mobile idea I've ever seen. Love, love, love it!

  18. Visiting from kojo designs and LOVE your mobile! Gonna try one for my baby girl's room :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. Ellie the nursery is so gorgeous! And this twig with the stars... awesome idea! And your little baby just makes me wanna one more myself! LOL

  20. Love love love it! Trying to find a space for this boy coming in two months... but this is so simple (albeit time consuming) and beautiful. I bought K a butterfly mobile from PBK and it's pretty, but I always thought, "I could do that myself!" Luckily people gave me PBK gift cards for the shower. :)

  21. I love the blue color on the wall of the nursery and I love the stars that hang up there.



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