Category: Mobiles

Thursday
August 1, 2013

The BEST part of the nursery // Mobiles

One of those things that I think totally makes a nursery is the mobile. Every nursery typically has one… they’re so visually stimulating and perfect for little ones to look at and entertain themselves with. And there are basically a gazillion different kinds out there, how is a momma supposed to chose just one?? Do you go store bought or handmade? Or maybe you want to try your hand at making your own? Either way, mobiles are a definite must for the nursery, don’t you think?

I have a serious love for mobiles. I’ve spent hours and hours looking at all the different kinds out there. I’ve even tried my hand at making a few, like this one that I just finished and am still trying to decide where to hang. If I were out looking to buy a mobile though these days… these would probably be on the top of my list…

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

I have a thing for different, unique, handmade mobiles that are going to make a statement. We already talked about how important the mobile is to the baby, but what about to the design of the room? When you are designing your nursery you have a chance to really make a statement and create an excellent statement piece with the mobile. It is one of the first things you see when you walk into the room and it hangs low from the ceiling so is often right at eye level. Since it is one of the most dominate pieces in the nursery, don’t you think we should give it that extra “umph” to really bring in some specialness to your sweet baby’s room?

What do you think? How do you feel about mobiles? Which one would you choose?

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Tuesday
March 19, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away…

rain&clouds3I’m at home with my little pumpkins today- another cold & R A I N Y day! I’m not one to claim boredom, but seriously wishing we could get outside. My kids do so much better after an hour of fresh air!

On another note, have you noticed the cute rain and cloud trend in children’s decor/accessories? Raindrop decals & plush cloud pillows somehow make rainy days a bit more cheerful, NO?

1. raindrop house mobile
2. Rain & Cloud Tote Bag
3. rain drops rubber stamp
4. rain cloud wall art – 7 inch embroidery hoop
5. wooden cloud + 3 wooden rain drops
6. colorful raindrops 8″x10″ print
7. cat in the rain blanket
8. charcoal & white clouds fitted crib sheet
9. raindrop pants

Does anyone else have a pinterest board for rainy days? Here is MINE.

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Tuesday
November 13, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide Sneak Peek + a Big Giveaway!

Hi there! I’m Lauren from A Lovely Lark and I’m guest posting for Shari while she’s on her road trip. I thought it would be fun to share one of my gift guides here on Spearmint Baby with all of you today. I’ll be posting one or two gift guides each day up until Thanksgiving over on my blog, A Lovely Lark. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek of one that I’ll be posting later today for the babes:

 
 1. Teething Rings (win this by entering here!)
3. Personalized Embroidery Hoop (win this by entering here!)
4. Chickadee Booties (discount code here!)
5. Wooly the Sheep (discount code here!)
8. Ergobaby Organic Carrier (win an organic Ergobaby carrier by entering here!)
I’m also running a holiday giveaway with over $750 in prizes that will go to one lucky reader! There are goodies from Ergobaby (an Organic Bundle of Joy Carrier and Infant Insert!), Uncommon Goods, Colette Bream, Pretty Little Things by Lori Marie, Magpie Lovely, Bungalow Kids, and many more as well as a ton of discount codes on vendors like blabla kids, Twig Creative, Magpie Lovely, and Ergobaby! All you have to do to win is visit your favorite vendors and leave a comment over on the post on A Lovely Lark. Good luck!
Sunday
October 28, 2012

Mini Piccolini’s DIY Personalized Stroller Bunting

Our new Little Baby L is such an awake and aware little boy. When he’s not sleeping he always seems to be intently focused on something or smiling and laughing and trying to get our attention and he’s especially into his mobile at home.

During our long walk the other day, Louis was quite awake for awhile and I felt bad that he was just staring into the roof of the black sun shade. So I decided to make him something to look at. We ended up with a personalized stroller bunting – little flags with his name.

Mini Piccolini - DIY No-Sew Personalized Stroller Bunting

As I’ve said before, I’m obsessed with bunting right now. So I got some felt scraps, ribbon and fabric glue out and made some bunting for the stroller. Here’s how it turned out!

Mini Piccolini - DIY No-Sew Personalized Stroller Bunting

For more fun DIYs, click here.

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Friday
October 26, 2012

Origami Crane Mobile for Nursery

Today I wanted to show you a craft project I finished recently. When my daughter and I went to a mall the other day, they were giving out these paper origami cranes. They gave us three pretty cranes in pink and red; it was too cute to throw them out. I decided to enjoy them a bit longer by making them into a mobile for my daughter’s nursery. Although I did not make these cranes, it is easy to find many different origami tutorials online (Youtube is great for that), and you can follow this instruction for cranes. There is a custom to bring a mobile made out of 1000 paper cranes for someone who is sick or is hospitalized, to wish them to be well and for a long life. The crane is good luck here in Japan.

What you need:
- Thread
- Wire
- Pliers
- Origami cranes
 
First I made cut a wire of about 50cm, made three little circles by bending the wire. The circles are to be used as hooks to hang the cranes. Then I made the wire piece into a big circle as a base to hang all the cranes. It helps to have some kind of circle object as a guide to make this big circle. I used my husband’s weight.

After that, I simply hung the cranes with a thread, and added another thread in order to hang the mobile from the ceiling.

Chie  {find me elsewhere: blogshopfacebooketsytwitter}

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Saturday
November 19, 2011

Mini Toadstools

These are darling Christmas ornaments, but wouldn’t they also be cute to make into a nursery mobile? Via Fairyfold

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Thursday
November 17, 2011

Nursery Idea Board: Follow the Arrow

clockwise from top left: leather triangle mobile, DIY cloud roller shade, chevron crib sheets, industrial arrows, bear print, crib, pouf, lamp, rug, chair, dresser

Wouldn’t this be such a fun room for a little guy? The to-die-for leather mobile was the inspiration for the board. If I had a little boy, triangles + arrows would be on my list for sure!

P.S. I’d really appreciate a comment (aka vote) on my ideabook for Houzz.com – thank so much!!!

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Wednesday
August 24, 2011

For Your Wee Ones: Light as a Feather

 

Clockwise from top left: garland, mobile, owl plushie, dress, wings, print, featherband

 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a custom idea board for your nursery, home, or event!

Wednesday
June 29, 2011

Lace & Ribbon Chandelier


Did you create a DIY mobile for your little one’s nursery? What kind of materials did you use? I love creative DIY ideas- some of the most beautiful are really the most simple. This one by Andrea Dozier was made by tying ribbon and lace to an embroidery hoop. Find the instructions @ andreadozier.com.

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Thursday
June 9, 2011

One Print, Three Rooms Part III

Alright all of you lovers of traditional spaces – here’s one just for you! You’ve seen both a modern space and vintage-inspired space based on this group of prints from COSAS MINIMAS by Blanca Gomez on Etsy:

Here is the final space – it’s got a traditional vibe with stripes, plaids, and wood tones. The orangey-red pouf is back as well to round out the series:

 

Sources:

Crib – Pottery Barn Kids
Pouf – cb2
Mobile – Bits of String n Things on Etsy
Rug – Dash & Albert
Lamp – Crate & Barrel
Crib Bedding – Pottery Barn Kids
Hedgehog Plushie – Sara Carr on Etsy
Letter - Anthropologie

So that wraps up this series! Anyone have an idea for a theme for the next one? I’m open to ideas!

Do you need an idea board for your space or event? Click here and I’ll have one to you lickity split!

Wednesday
June 8, 2011

One Print, Three Rooms Part II

On Monday I kicked off my second One Print, Three Rooms series with a very modern space inspired by this group of colorful prints from COSAS MINIMAS by Blanca Gomez on Etsy:

For the second space in the series I went for a more vintage vibe. The orangey-red pouf has made a second appearance, but warmer, earthier tones are replacing the graphic black and whites of the previous room.

 

Sources:

Curtain Fabric – Hawthorne Threads
Blocks – Oeuf
Vintage Chalkboard and Game Case – i love you more on Etsy
Crib Sheets – Jon Robshaw
Crib – Cymax Stores
Airplane Mobile – J. AUSTIN Ryan on Etsy
Rug – West Elm
Lamp – cb2
Pouf – cb2

Do you need an idea board for your space or event? Click here and I’ll have one to you lickity split!


Monday
June 6, 2011

One Print, Three Rooms

Let’s hear it for the boys! After my first One Print, Three Rooms series (which was decidedly girly) I promised to create a series for the little guys. We’ll kick it off today with a modern space inspired by this adorable group of prints from COSAS MINIMAS by Blanca Gomez on Etsy:

The colorful nature and graphic shapes in this print made me instantly lean in the direction of a modern children’s space, but I’ll mix it up in a few days and go with a more traditional and maybe a more vintage-inspired space as well.

Sources:

Rug – West Elm
Bumper Fabric – Kiitos Marimekko
Skirt Fabric – Kiitos Marimekko
Yellow Pillow – cb2
Knitted Pouf – cb2
Triangles Pillow – little studio
Crib – KALON
Light – IKEA
Mobile – Lil’ Sprout Creations on Etsy

Do you need an idea board for your space or event? Click here and I’ll have one to you lickity split!


Wednesday
May 11, 2011

a mobile idea…

An inexpensive mobile idea… hanging 20-30 flying origami birds from the ceiling. Cute or scary?
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Monday
April 11, 2011

Yarn Ball Mobile

i’ve always loved this yarn ball mobile project & spotted this similar project on Make and Takes last month. this would be such an inexpensive and fun mobile to make for baby!

it is sooo easy- all you need is yarn, balloons, & Elmer’s glue!

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Tuesday
January 11, 2011

remember this nursery?


more pics here

well, you can now purchase replicas of the mobile and blanket at Screamy Mimi

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Wednesday
November 17, 2010

Hot Air Balloon Mobile DIY


i love Lyzz’s simple DIY tutorial for this adorable mobile! mix and match printed and solid scrapbook paper and the possibilities are endless. (i am definitely trying this one!)

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Friday
October 22, 2010

DIY Mobile Idea


i saw these hanging yarn balls on tumblr – super cute idea to match the colors of your nursery! i was thinking that you could wrap the warn around those styrofoam balls they sell at Michaels or Joanne Fabrics? any other ideas?

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Friday
September 24, 2010

DIY Mobile Idea

i was looking for some ideas of what you could do with painted driftwood/sticks (like the ones here)…

and i found this amazing photo of a mobile:

isn’t this an awesome (and CHEAP) DIY idea? i bet baby would love to look up at this! from Maggie Makes

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Monday
July 19, 2010

Nursery Garlands

some wall art inspiration {PRETTY!} this neck of the woods


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Tuesday
March 2, 2010

nursery decor ideas…

3 ideas for the nursery:
hanging garland, paper butterflies, and alphabet flashcards as wall art!




artwallblog.blogspot.com

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Thursday
February 18, 2010

Featured DIY – twigs and fabric mobile

a really fun mobile idea that you can customize with fabric scraps that match your nursery! from annamariahorner.blogspot.com

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Wednesday
February 3, 2010

owl mobile hung!

here is a peak at the new owl mobile. my son will be rooming in our master bedroom closet! fortunately our house has 5 closets in the master so we have converted the large one into another nursery. we are currently house hunting for a home with more than 3 bedrooms…and hoping to move in the next year.

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Thursday
January 14, 2010

rain cloud mobile

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Wednesday
January 13, 2010

the Little Diva mobile

so so beautiful! from frazierandwing.com.
this looks like a pretty simple DIY project: branch from a birch tree, decorative string or ribbon, various cut out shapes, and some marabou fluff/feathers!

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Monday
October 19, 2009

Featured DIY – Balloon Mobile

an adorable handmade mobile by roadsideprojects.blogspot.com.



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Sunday
October 4, 2009

Bamboo Nursery Mobiles

these pretty mobiles are laser-cut from sustainably harvested bamboo…so earth friendly! i think i like the tree friends best. which is your fav?

Petit Collage Bamboo Mobile – Jungle Friends
Petit Collage Bamboo Mobile – Bird Trio


Petit Collage Bamboo Mobile – Owl Family

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Petit Collage Bamboo Mobile – Tree Friends

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Tuesday
September 8, 2009

Featured DIY – butterfly mobile

an adorable butterfly mobile by Courtney. stop by her Etsy store for more.
“I used cardstock and I cut them out by hand. I just searched for a butterfly pattern on the internet and then made a stencil.
I found the rings at Hobby Lobby and then just used what I would call fishing line to string each butterfly from the rings. After each butterfly was attached I tied a knot after it to keep it from moving. I think it would look really neat if you used stars as well.”




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Wednesday
August 19, 2009

Featured DIY – Summer Tweets Bird Mobile

such a gorgeous mobile…and you can actually create one yourself! i read over the tutorial and it is surprisingly do-able for even us less crafty women! visit The Red Thread for the step by step.


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Tuesday
August 18, 2009

Featured Baby Shower – Modern, Coed

i love how they made these simple, colorful mobiles for the shower! learn how to make them, plus many more details about this shower at marthastewart.com.


Monday
August 17, 2009

2 mobile ideas

by Atelier Charivari Decoration Enfants



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Thursday
August 13, 2009

maggie & sparrow

Maggie & Sparrow makes the most beautiful quilts and accessories for children. i just love this custom order quilt and elephant mobile!



visit maggieandsparrow.blogspot.com for more beautiful things.

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Thursday
July 30, 2009

Featured DIY – Ladybug Mobile

thanks to Stephanie for sharing her adorable DIY mobile!


“…I used clear jewelery making string, beads and wood lady bug cut outs. I just painted the lady bugs tied them on the end of the string or used large beads and tied them on the end and then added beads to all the stings. I used two different size embrodiery rings (only using the inside ring – not the tension ring) and covered them with ribbon. Once I had all the my strings together I tied them to either the small ring or the large ring and then once that was done tied that all together.
I hope that makes sense!!! I got all the stuff I needed at Micheals and Jo Ann Fabrics.”

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Friday
July 24, 2009

the view from my daughter’s crib!

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Friday
July 17, 2009

adorable birdie mobiles

so cute! from Emilie Friday.





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Thursday
July 2, 2009

Holland Fabric House

Holland Fabric House sells some of the most beautiful handmade nursery/bedroom accessories that I have seen. they have a collection of mobiles, garlands, hangers, dolls, bunnies, and pillows in gorgeous fabrics. you can also buy products at the Etsy Store. here is a sample: ENJOY!








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Thursday
May 28, 2009

Featured DIY – Polish Paper Chandelier

i found this Polish paper chandelier DIY project on one of my favorite blogs, wrenhandmade.typepad.com. what a great idea for the nursery!

here is the inspiration chandelier:

and here is Laura’s chandelier:

thank you Laura for letting me post this project- your chandelier is so beautiful! learn more at wrenhandmade.typepad.com. and be sure to stop by wrenhandmade.com and lauranormandin.com

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Friday
May 22, 2009

The Butter Flying mobiles and garlands

The Butter Flying makes some of the most beautiful mobiles and garlands that i have ever seen. visit leptitpapillon.blogspot.com to see more and The Butter Flying to purchase. here are some of my favorites:

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Wednesday
April 29, 2009

butterfly mobile

love love love this blog, BUGS AND FISHES BY LUPIN. she makes all kinds of colourful crafting supplies, and sells them online. This butterfly mobile is so cute for the nursery! click here for directions how to make it!

You can find Lupin stores on Etsy, DaWanda, and Folksy.

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Sunday
April 26, 2009

modern mobiles – Frazier & Wing

A cool, modern mobile for baby. By Frazier & Wing

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Friday
April 24, 2009

Etsy True Love!

One of my most favorite things ever on Etsy :)))) The Fairy Tale Bird cage is so absolutely gorgeous for your little girl’s nursery. By Nest Pretty Things.

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Wednesday
April 15, 2009

Bird Mobile

Check out this amesome bird mobile from Spool Sewing. There is a pattern on their website so you can create your own!


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Thursday
April 9, 2009

Origami Mobiles

Add some color to the nursery with one of these Origami Mobiles from etsy seller The Lorax.


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Tuesday
April 7, 2009

$7.99 mobile ideas from Ikea!

Ikea is on of my favorite places to find great deals for baby. Here are 2 mobiles I just love:

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Tuesday
March 31, 2009

inspiration from almost sunday

I love this butterfly mobile so much that i bought it for my own baby!

You can find it at the etsy store almostsunday.com

Here are a few pictures of the butterfly mobile in my daughter’s nursery:

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