a mobile that isn’t a mobile

I saw this image the other day in a Potterybarn Kids catalog and was inspired to create my own little flower mobile for the baby’s room.  


So, off I went to Michael’s and bought many many white & cream flowers.

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and a Styrofoam wreath form.


I wrapped grey grosgrain around it to fully cover,

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securing the ends with these little silver pins. {I have no idea where we got these pins, but they proved very helpful for this project.}


I then stripped the flowers from their stems and attached them to the wreath. I first started by using fabric glue, but quickly realized that it was much easier to pin them in.

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Look closely {beyond my beautifully painted fingernails} and you can see the little silver pin.

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I just kept adding more and more flowers until I was happy with how it looked.


And here it is, hanging in my kitchen.


And oh what a view the baby will have while laying in her crib .


I’m looking forward to actually putting it in the room, but believe me, I’m quite a few steps back from accessorizing with a non-mobile mobile.


  1. very cute. remind me to tell you something about this next time i see you.

  2. This is so awesome, great job!!

  3. Wow, Emily! What a great idea, love! I always wondered if mobiles were a necessity in a nursery. This is going to be one gorgeous little lady's room:)

  4. Emily....this is spectacular!!! I'm not typically a fan of faux flora and fauna - but the way this is put together is simply breathtaking.

    Blows PB's out of the water.

    Can't wait to see it all put together, your girl is so blessed already!

    Happy Friday ~

  5. stop. just stop. stop being so stinking creative!

  6. This is beautiful!! The prettiest mobile I've ever seen! Great job!

  7. Emily, this is just beautiful!

  8. I love this! You are so talented. Perfect color choice. Where did you find your gray ribbon?