A few months ago I made a mobile /chandelier for my niece’s baby. We used it as a decoration for the baby shower, then gave it to my niece to hang in McKenna’s nursery. My daughter loved it and wanted me to make one for Sebastien’s nursery. I decided it would be easier to bring the supplies and make it once I got there rather than try to transport it already made. If you’d like to see a tutorial on making one go here.

Here’s the finished product. I changed it a little from the original by using wood embroidery hoops and keeping them natural. I thought it looked more boyish than covering the hoops in ribbon. 

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Here’s a close-up.

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And a closer look at the paper used.

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I love those few little dragon flys I punched out.

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Julien was watching me while I made it. I held it up at one point to look at the spacing and he said, “grandma, that’s beautiful”. How sweet is that! And here’s one more view, just because.

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I’m flying back home tomorrow. I’m going to miss all my grandsons up here and I guess their parents too. Just kidding, I love their parents. It’s been such a great visit and a blessing to be able to spend time with a new grand baby.

I’m linking to:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff

Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts

Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative

Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered

Made It Monday at The Persimmon Perch

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented

Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family

Toot Your Horn Tuesday at A Silly Little Sparrow

Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog

Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple

Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life as Lori

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Creative Cats at Poppies at Play

Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs

Victory of the Week at Design-Aholic

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

Baby Week at My Frugal Family

Craftaholics Anonymous Support Group at Craftaholics Anonymous

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy March 1, 2010 at 12:23 am

That is really cute!

Bren@TheNeglectedNest March 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

Really cute! I like the dragonflies, too.

Maggie@SmashedPeas&Carrots March 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

Oh, that is super pretty…I love the color and the simplicity of it all. Adorable!

JessaIrene March 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm

So cute. I love all of your posts, such great ideas!!

lacey March 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I really like this idea. So cute.

Creative Decor by Brooke March 2, 2010 at 8:02 am

That is sooo cute. Possibilities are endless.

Victoria March 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

That is so adorable, I love the colors!

Abbi March 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

That is really cute! It looks so light and airy and boyish too. I have been wanting to do something like that for my daughter though I was thinking butterflies. Your pictures make me want to get busy on it!

Meg March 3, 2010 at 8:52 am

Great job! It looks like you put some work into it, too. I have to be very patient in order to put something like that together. It turned out great!

Julie@JulieChats March 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

What a great mobile! Love those colors and how simple it is!

Just stopping by from Today’s Creative! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I’m always looking for a few more crafty followers! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

Someday Crafts March 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Love it! I’m featuring this!

cassie March 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm

that is just adorable! makes me wish i was having another baby so i could make one! will just have to find a lukcy pregnant friend….
seriously – great job. love the colors!

Stephie @ Made By Stephie March 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm

So pretty!! I love the colors!!

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diane March 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

beautiful job – great colors & great design. How blessed your grandchildren are to have such a crafty grandmother!

creativejewishmom/Sara March 4, 2010 at 1:19 am

Nice! I see you like blog parties, so I’d love to have you at mine as well! Every Sunday at creativejewishmom.com
Hope to see you there!

DENISE March 4, 2010 at 11:21 am

Wow! That is too cute!

Stopping by from Life as Lori’s Get You Craft On to say Hi!
I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
Please stop by!

cindy March 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Absolutely adorable…love the colors you used, and how sweet that your grandson will know his gram made it for him!

Amanda Formaro March 5, 2010 at 5:49 am

This is breathtaking! I absolutely love it!

AmyB March 5, 2010 at 6:35 am

This is really lovely!

Wendy @The Shabby Nest March 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

I think that mobile is simply lovely! Good job!

kirstin March 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

I LOVE this! Simple, and fabulous!
If you’re interested, we have a friday fun finds party and we’d love for you to link to this! :)

lori March 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm

This turned out great!!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party!


Andy Porter March 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

That is so sweet! I love it and I’m sure they do too! I’m glad you had a good visit!

Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple March 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

That is super cute!

Cheri Peoples March 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm

That is so cute. Congrats.

I am letting everyone know–if you haven’t signed up at the new blog, you need to RE-Sign up. Google doesn’t let you take your followers with you. If you have already done so –sorry for mentioning it. I am going back and forth between the old and new blog plus my old and new e-mail and I can’t keep it all straight. I am hoping to have the old blog finished up (moving everything) and closed down this week.

Cheri http://www.itssoverycheri.com

Sara March 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Great project! Thanks so very much for sharing it with us on Craft Schooling Sunday! all the best!

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