Friday, August 7, 2009

Nursery Project: Origami Cranes Mobile!!!!

I was inspired by these two pictures from Apartment Therapy. I thought to myself "what a clever idea, and I bet it is cheap!"

This is a seller I found on Etsy.com who makes the mobiles...
Cute, huh?

So, of course I set out to make my own...
Step 1: Fold paper cranes.
(For a tutorial on paper crane making go here. I defiantly needed the help.)
Step 2: In the back fold of the crane hot glue ribbon, thread or yarn.
Step 3: Create the base of the mobile.
I used to branches and tied yarn from all 4 ends. I gathered the yarn in the center and decided where it needed to be tied for the mobile to be balanced.
Step 4: To make hanging the cranes easier I just hung the mobile in the doorway and attached the cranes one at a time.

Sophie's Tip: I used scrapbook paper from a package I bought at Target. The cranes require a perfect square sheet of paper and the scrapbook paper worked perfect! It was 8 dollars for 40 sheets and I liked all the patterns. At craft stores paper is regularly .60 cents a piece! I love the paper so I know I will use the rest for crafts or scrap booking in the future.
AND
I also used a small dot of hot glue over the knots that I tied just to ensure that they wouldn't come undone. Use a toothpick to hold the string down though, because I burned the crap out of my finger tips and was saying swear words in my head at the hot glue gun.....

..........it's a love/hate relationship.

12 comments:

abby said...

are you serious? i have been wanting to do this forever! good job, soph.

Heather and Matthew said...

Seriously? Why are you so creative and talented? So cute!

Grant + Brittany said...

i just laughed out loud reading the last few sentences, but i do feel bad. i HATE getting burned... those glue guns are freaking hot!

i love these! i can't wait to come home and see your cute little room! and i am in desperate need of thrift shopping. its seriously too much fun to me. and you are my partner that always gets the "vision". 3 more weeks here!

Ryan and Amy Nelsen said...

it turned out great! i can't wait to see the whole nursery!!

Miss Mary said...

So adorable! I love that you can find so many cheap ways to do things for your little one! Great job!

JD & Whitney said...

oh my heck i freakin love it soph!! You're so awesome!

Laura-Lu said...

These are darling! Your kid is going to be so fashionable with you as a mom.

The Waltz's said...

We were laughing about your 'love/hate' comment about hot glue guns at our craft day this Saturday. I wish you could have been at spa day too, but craft day is where the real magic happens. You should see Steph's AMAZING little hair clip holders...they turned out so INCREDIBLE we don't want hair clips to detract from the incredible cuteness so are just sticking pictures in them instead. She'll put them on her blog soon I bet. I love you!

Selina said...

i totally love! how adorable, your little sugar is gonna have the cutest room...

RUBICITA said...

te quedaron chulisimos!!

Nickim Edwards said...

it turned out way cute! I love it!!

Matt and Sarah Joseph said...

Found your blog by accident and I love it! I was in your husband's alpine ward here in Utah! i hope you keep up with the blog cause I love it even after the baby comes- cause you inspire me! I even made my own craft blog after looking at yours- WEird i know- cause you don't know me, but i love your stuff!