Now that Ward is approaching 18 months old, I'm finding myself already thinking about redecorating his nursery into a big-boy room.
But before I get into that, I never got to posting about one of my diy nursery projects....
I was originally going to buy a nursery mobile off Etsy, but figured I could save some $ if I made it myself. I knew I wanted to have the mobile be bird-themed. I just googled "nursery bird mobile" and found a great mobile example and template for sewing fabric birds here.
I got some fabric scraps and started sewing. First I tried to use my sewing machine...big mistake. There were too many corners and I ended up sewing the birds face off...so just did it by hand and stuffed them with some leftover batting I had lying around. I am no seamstress, these are definitely rough...but once they were stuffed they started to look okay!
Then I went outside and found some twigs. Trey cut off the rough edges and sized them down with his miter saw.
I broke out the modge podge to seal the wood so it wouldn't chip over Ward in his crib.
It goes on white, but dries clear. One mistake I made was letting it dry on the paper towels. The paper towel definitely stuck to parts of the twigs and I had to spend some time meticulously picking it off.
These photos were taken back when we were staying with our inlaws, not much has changed in his room now, except he is 3x bigger!