A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News Announcement: Crafting your Halloween costume this year?  Enter it for a chance to win prizes!  Read the spooktacular details here.
Total Members: 308,413
Currently Running With Scissors:
493 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Baby Aven's Family Mobile  (Read 2190 times)
Tags for this thread: mobile  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« 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
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Sew, Sew Happy!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 2396
Joined: 20-Jan-2011

Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!

View Profile
« 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.

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam...  (Kansas State Song)
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 13906
Joined: 10-Jun-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011 08:28:16 PM »

What a special, thoughtful and sweet gift! I'm sure it will be cherished.

Tutorial Contributor

Silly and Crafty!
Offline Offline

Posts: 3363
Joined: 04-Sep-2005

Proud Army National Guard Wife!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 07:08:07 AM »

I love it!  The branch makes it so unique!

Craftster needs you!

I love my husband!
<3 Cullen & Haylie - August 2010 <3
I love my son!
<3 Ethan Orion - December 2015 <3
Offline Offline

Posts: 684
Joined: 24-Mar-2007

"Sing an outlaw love song." -Social Distortion

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.