With our baby shower quickly approaching, I wanted to think of a way that each guest could write well wishes for the baby in a creative way. Of course there is the usual book that people write their well wishes or advice for the baby, but then it just sits on a shelf and collects dust. I wanted something that the baby could see or would contribute to the design of the nursery. That’s when I came up with the idea of incorporating a mobile into the design. Each guest would get a pendant that they could write a short note to the baby on and sign. Later I can attach all of the pendants to the mobile and hang it in the room for all to see every day.
Our baby’s nursery has a forest theme. This geared me in the right direction for the look of our mobile. I picked paint colors that I had used in other areas of the room (dark brown, sage green, and a light blue). Then I picked pendants that went along with our theme as well. I picked wood cutouts of leaves, trees, bears, deer, and turtles that I found at Michaels. I didn’t go into a lot of detail painting my pendants. I wanted to keep them simple to mimic the simple tree silhouettes that I had already painted on the walls of the nursery. Last, but not least, I picked a dark brown ribbon to hang my mobile up with.
At the baby shower I had my pendants sitting in a basket so that guests could fill them out throughout the party. Depending on the size of your baby shower you can either have each guest sign a pendant or each family sign a pendant. We had quite a few guests so I just had each family sign a pendant. It didn't leave a lot of room for comments, but I really was just going for a simple "We Love You" or something like that. A thin tipped permanent marker worked best for writing, but it really depends on the type of pendants that you use for your mobile.
Now it’s time to get started on your own project. Follow the easy step by step directions below to create your own Baby Shower Well Wishes Mobile.
What You Will Need:
(Qty: 1) 12” Embroidery Hoop
(Qty: 1) 8” Embroidery Hoop
(Qty: ~ 10-25) Decorative Pendants (These can be wood cutouts, cardstock cutouts, etc.)
1/8” Ribbon To Match Nursery Décor
1/2” Ribbon To Match Nursery Décor
1" Ribbon To Match Nursery Décor
Drill with 1/8” Drill Bit (For wood cutouts) or Small Hole Punch (For cardstock cutouts)
Glue (White or Hot Glue)
Step By Step Instructions:
-Paint each ring to coordinate with your nursery. You can paint them both the same color or you can paint them each a different color. If you want the finish to be really smooth then you can use spray paint, but your color choices will be much more limited. Set the rings aside.
-Cut four pieces of the 1/2” ribbon 24” long. Glue the ends of each ribbon onto each of the four quadrants of the 12" diameter ring. Allow the glue to dry.
-To hang your mobile just insert a c-hook into your ceiling and slip the bow loops onto the hook.
Voila!!!!! You're done. Now you will have a lasting memory of the well wishes and congratulations of those that are closest to you and your newest addition. It will also be a nice accent piece in the room that will entertain your little each day.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and go on to make your own "Baby Well Wishes Mobile". I know I love mine and I can't wait to see yours. If you get a chance to take some pictures of your mobile then please post them on my Facebook page so I can see them. I love to see all of your creations. Thanks again, and don't forget to join me for another one of my Adventures In Fluff !!!