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« on: June 29, 2011 07:42:48 PM »

I made this mobile for my baby niece, Aven.  Considering she was born just this morning, I figured it would only be fitting to share it today.

Here it is in her beautiful room:



I used a branch from a Japanese Maple in our yard.  I spray painted it with a light layer of glitter to add interest for the baby.
The main focus of this piece are the discs.  I bought simple wooden discs, painted them black, and sandwiched ribbon between them.  I then added family photos (they are double-sided) and shellacked them with Mod Podge. 




The photo rounds are highlighted by black and white painted wooden spheres and metal doodads.  The crystal fleur de lis is a nod to my brother-in-law who is a history buff. 



I assembled the mobile over my daughter's crib and she enjoyed it for the weeks leading up to the shower...I quickly had to begin working on one for her as she missed her focal point after it was gone.   Wink


I wish I had better photos...it really turned out lovely.  Don't know if that is conveyed in these photographs.   Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011 07:47:57 PM »

It looks absolutely gorgeous.  What a wonderful gift.  I want one for my bedroom too!  Beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011 08:28:16 PM »

What a special, thoughtful and sweet gift! I'm sure it will be cherished.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 07:08:07 AM »

I love it!  The branch makes it so unique!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011 10:08:05 AM »

That really is beautiful!  The tree branch is a great idea, and fitting, for the family tree and all!  Nice work.
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