I am a huge lover of the website Etsy, I really like supporting small businesses and finding unique things. However, I sometimes can’t help but think ” I could totally make that myself”. Well, while I was looking for alternatives to the average baby mobile I came across a pretty floral one similar to what’s in the picture. I knew I could make one myself so I decided to take on the challenge. I’ll let you know right away that this was not a cheap project….. It definitely could be, but since I preferred to use a higher quality of faux flower, it added up quickly. I decided to buy the flowers in increments and took my time finishing this project.
Here’s what you’ll need if you’d like to make one too:
- A 12″ foam floral wreath
- Some type of ribbon or string
- A hot glue gun & glue
- Wire cutting scissors
- LOTS and LOTS of flowers
Start by cutting the ribbon into three pieces of equal lengths, based on how far you want the mobile to hang down.
Mark three spots on the inner ring of the foam wreath of equal distance from each other.
Glue each piece of ribbon to the marked spots in the wreath.
Create a hoop at the top and glue or tie it securely.
Start cutting the flowers, leaving about a half inch of the stem to puncture into the foam.
Place the flowers in the foam where you think they will look best. Once you’ve got a good bunch, begin gluing them in so that they are secure.
Glue some leaves between the flowers for a more natural look.
And that’s it! It takes some time, patience and obviously money, but the satisfaction of doing it yourself is worth it!