I’ve got baby decorating brain!
Specifically, all things woodland themed, pink, and gold.
I would love to say that the nursery is almost complete and we just need to add our sweet baby girl. Want to know the truth??? This is what our nursery looks like right now…
Yeah, not even close. Our goal was to have it done two weeks ago, which has obviously not happened. We are now hoping for March 27th to be done with the main parts,and then the decorating begins! Yipee. So, for now I’m trying to do little things here and there. So, you may see some nursery art projects and such in the near future.
DIY Woodland Mobile
- 2 different sized embroidery hoops (you just need the inside ring). I used 4″ and 8″ hoops
- Gold paint
- 3 different colored felt squares
- Hot glue
- Gold paint
- Paint brush
Step 1: Paint feathers and the inside embroidery hoop ring. I started by dipping the feathers in the paint, which looks awesome, but takes forever to dry. So, I ended up just painting the feathers with a paint brush and allowing them to dry.
Step 2: While everything is drying, cut out felt triangles. I drew a triangle on some foam and cut it out as a template. You could also use paper. Then trace a triangle on the felt and cut them out. You need approximately 20 triangles total, approximately 7 of each color. You may have one or two left over.
Step 3: Attach 3 long pieces of twine spaced evenly to the small hoop. I tied knots where I wanted them and hot glued them on the inside to be more secure. Then attach the bottom hoop the same way, making sure it hangs evenly. It’s helpful to have an extra hand or something to hang the strings on to see if the hoops hang evenly.
Step 4: Start attaching the feathers and arrows to the hoops. First, attach random lengths of twine to the hoops by knotting them around the hoops, and then securing with a bead of hot glue. Attach the feathers by creating a small loop at the end of the twine, slipping the end of feather into the loop, pulling the twine tight around, and then adding a small bead of glue at the knot and tie a knot again. Be careful not to burn yourself.
To make the arrows: Place one triangle on the table, add a dot of hot glue near the bottom, and apply the next triangle about 1/4 inch down from the tip of the first triangle. Do the same thing to the second triangle, but before applying the third triangle, glue the end of the twine down and then place the third triangle on top.
To give the arrows a more finished feel I applied the same color as the middle triangle and the same place but on the back side. This way it hid the twine more. That totally made sense right??
I love the way it turned out. Usually, I’m not a huge fan of the crafts I do. It’s the perfectionist in me! But, I love love love how this turned out and can’t wait to have a sweet crib and baby to hang it over!
Have you made your own DIY nursery crafts?