Yes, you read that correctly... I ended up making not one, but two mobiles for the nursery. If you'll remember, I started out with the idea to DIY a mobile like the one I had in my mood board:
I was so so happy with how it looked, especially once I hung it over the crib - but the idea of that original mobile kept nagging at me. I love a good challenge, and finding a way to DIY something I saw selling on Etsy for $80 was just my kind of challenge. So... much to my husband's dismay, I decided to make a second mobile for the nursery. I had no idea where I'd put this one - if it would replace the bird one, if I'd end up with two mobiles, if I'd junk it altogether after punching out a gazillion little circles. Luckily, by the time I finished it late one Sunday night, I was completely smitten. It was so fun and cheery... just looking at it made me smile. I knew I had to find a home for it in the nursery. So over the changing table it went...
Here's a close up:
I used 3 shades of yellow paper to get a gradient effect, fishing line, clear beads, wooden dowels, and jump rings. The whole thing cost me maybe $15. I'm hoping to get a tutorial posted for it next week so stay tuned!