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!
With the sudden drop in temperature, I had the urge to decorate for the upcoming season. Shopping around last week, I noticed there were already a lot of fall decorations displayed in the stores. Whilst trying to find a little something to spice up our new apartment, I couldn’t help but look at these small pointless pieces of decor and think that I could make something that looked better and costed less. The imitation flower aisle was filled with lots of beautiful autumn colors, different shades of orange. red and yellow. The flowers were basically screaming for me to turn them into a wreath, so I grabbed 4 small bundles of different flowers at 97 cents each and one large bouquet of mixed flowers for about $5. I got a small grapevine wreath, a mini hot glue gun and two different types of ribbon which I thought might match well with the flowers.
Here’s what you’ll need if you’d like to make one of your own:
P.S. I wrapped my wreath with the ribbon before I started since I wasn’t sure if I would have enough flowers, but I ended up having more than enough so this was basically pointless other than the fact that it may help the flowers stay in place longer.
I hung the wreath with a 3M command brand damage free hanging hook so that I will be able to pull it off without damaging the door when we move out.
I hope this post will inspire someone to make a wreath of their own or at least get someone excited to start decorating for the holidays! If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks for reading 🙂