Pinterest Success Story: A Bright Mobile

Sometimes, believe it or not, I do something that I see on Pinterest. I'm going to share one of those projects with you today. Mobiles, garlands, etc are quite popular these days, and I was determined to make one since there's not really a lot involved. When I saw this mobile, I knew that was the one I wanted to imitate. Then, a little bit later when I was at Michael's and saw some bright, fun, cheap wrapping paper, I knew my moment had come.

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I don't have a sewing machine, or any knowledge of how to work one, so this project did involve sticky hands and perhaps a bit more time than if I had sewing skills (I'm not actually sure on that since I don't know how much time it takes to run a line of triangles through the sewing machine).

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Everything about this mobile is pretty rough around the edges, but I've really enjoyed it in the months it's been hanging next to our bed. I'm not sure why mobiles are generally reserved for babies and children because even as an adult I find it quite soothing to watch it turn gently.

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Also, it was a quick and cheap way to add a lot of color to my surroundings, which is my main concern when it comes to home matters.

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Have you had any Pinterest success stories lately? Please share!

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Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Sun, 03/29/2015 - 09:21

LOL! Yes! I keep a board for when I try out the things on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/biz_kid1/inailedit/

Great mobile! May be a fantastic way for me to use some of my paper stash!

Sandrine Mz
Sandrine Mz Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:36

Lovely and colorful !

Melo Vrijhof
Melo Vrijhof Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:23

Cute and colorful! And a great way to use the little pieces of wrapping paper that I always have left at the end of the roll. I do use a lot of pins for crafting with my kids. The most succes was last week, when we used playdough to make monoprints. My daughter ransacked the whole house to find things she could push into the clay, just to see the effect after we rolled it with paint and gently pushed it down on paper. She made some really pretty prints and is now addicted: we have done it three times already :-)

Sandra Jensen
Sandra Jensen Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:08

Very bright and fun!! I now see a solution for my kazillion bits of paper scraps! So cute!

France Stewart
France Stewart Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:01

Super cute! good job. I love that rainbow throw you have there too!!!

Marcy Coate
Marcy Coate Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:13

Hmmm...mobiles might be a way to use some of the (tons of) empty overhead space we have in the various rooms of our house. We have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and they're really high. Too high, considering the smallness of the rooms. Thanks for the idea!

Nina Fairhurst
Nina Fairhurst Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:45

Ohhhh....I loved your story...and your mobile with it's bright pretty colors. I work in an infant room, and you are right, they are so calming to watch, even for the adults!

Daniela Moraes
Daniela Moraes Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:33

It looks lovely! Congrats on actually taking a Pin and making a reality, I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that most of the time I only hoard Pins, instead of actually executing the project pinned :D

Susan Cantin
Susan Cantin Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:13

shades of the sixties lol .... I love it

Patricia Hardin
Patricia Hardin Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:35

I give you an A plus for your first ever mobile! I may make one for myself although I would have to figure out someplace to hang it that my cat could not possibly get to it or it would only last a couple of hours before it would be on the floor torn apart and partially eaten!! But I do like the look of this, it's very pretty.