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So this week we’re going through Yuki’s nursery as it was over 18 months ago before she was born (a bit has changed since then)! I decided to revisit some of my nursery decorating projects after sharing the fabric wall decal tutorial and realizing that none of these were ever shared because they were made before this blog existed!
A little background about the nursery:
Since crafting is a hobby of mine I definitely knew I wanted to take a very DIY/hands-on approach to designing and decorating our baby’s room, while staying on a budget. I think our style and personality are reflected here. I was inspired by nature, beautiful fabric and a small budget and the style I was going for was simple, playful, creative and bright. We picked a woodland creatures theme because we were really into woodland animals at the time (we still are). We love the outdoors and wanted the room to have a nature-y feel and thought the animals would be cheery friends for out little daughter on the way. I also wanted to use a lot of colorful fabric because I thought it would add a warm and soft feel to the room. I used the wall decals to cover the room with tons of animal friends like a deer, a squirrel, a rabbit, and about a million birds. Oh yes, I love birds.
Which brings us to the project that I am sharing today. My second favorite part of this nursery (after the decals) is the bird mobiles! I saw this amazing bird mobile on the Spool blog and knew I had to make one! Spool is a fabric shop in Philadelphia and also has an online store. I’ve bought some of their fat quarter bundles in the past, they put together some really cute collections. The best part is, you can download the free bird softie pattern here!! For free!
So I made a batch of birds, some small and some regular. Then on our babymoon road trip up the west coast to Washington I picked up these sticks so the mobiles would a sentimental meaning. I used fishing wire and eye hooks to make them into a mobile and can I just say, it took me a loooong time to figure out how to get the balance just right.
The birds were really easy to make, so if you want to add a few fun friends to your home, I suggest checking out the pattern (link above) and whipping up a few yourself!
And come back later this week as I continue to share the rest of the room, with more project ideas for your home!