What an awesome day we are having here in Orange County, CA! The air is crisp, there is a cool breeze, and the sun is out to play! I love it! We have had some rainy days lately, and I love those too, don’t get me wrong, but I love those days when you can totally tell that it’s AUTUMN outside! Well, as much as you can here in So Cal. It’s not like we really have too much of a season change in any direction.
We have been so busy in general the past couple weeks, but we were especially busy last weekend with birthday parties! I love em’, because we get candy, cake, BBQ’s, and lots of good friends to share it with. For one of my dear friends, I made a ribbon mobile for her daughter’s birthday gift. A couple months ago, I was inspired by this mobile from Pottery Barn Teen:
It is so stinkin’ cute (as are most things out of that darn catalog), but for $70 I told myself, I can totally do that! Also, it only came in the purplish color you see above. My friends play room is a mixture of pink, green, and white and she sort of has a polka dot theme going on, so I decided to go for it.
After a couple weeks and many trips back to the craft store for more ribbon, I finally finished and this is what I ended up with:
I just bought two metal rings from Joann’s and spray painted them white. Then I cut all my ribbon to 27 inches. I measured my rings around so I knew how much room I had to work with the ribbon placement. Then, I laid out my tape measure and placed all my ribbon along the tape measure and moved different pieces around to I had the look I wanted. After that, I took my hot glue gun and put a tiny dab of glue on the end of each ribbon and wrapped it around and glued it to itself. After a couple hours,… Viola!
Then, I took the clear line that you use for jewelry making and tied 4 strands onto each metal ring and then gathered it at the top and tied a knot. To hang it from the ceiling, you just have to buy one of those small hooks that has a screw on the end and twist that little guy up in to your ceiling and there you have it.
My friend absolutely loves it and I loved making for her!
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