As soon as we crossed the border on Boxing Day we stopped at a Meijer and I saw these awesome Katie Brown Christmas ornaments that were half price! I got really excited and probably bought too many but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity since I knew they would never have them again, and for an average price of $.70 a piece I’d like to think you can’t go wrong. I knew immediately I wanted to make a mobile out of them since they didn’t look all that Christmasy and would fit in well in Myles’ room. I bought the stick at Michael’s which was really kind of dumb because you can get sticks for free everywhere-including birch branches which is what I originally thought to make it with, but it was pretty cheap anyway so I’m not too worried.
I started off by cutting the stick into three pieces and crossing them over each other. I then drilled a little hole through all of the pieces and stuck a nail through the hole along with hot glue to hold everything in place. I then used twine to wrap around the joint and make it look a little more rustic. The next stage was a little tricky because I had forgot about physics and not made the 3 sticks anywhere near the same weight and hadn’t compensated for their difference in weight by intersecting them at an appropriate point. Needless to say I spent a bit of time drilling and re-drilling holes in order to find the true center to put the eye hook in to hang the mobile. Once I finally got that all right, I realized that the ornaments all had different weights and I could have just used them to counter-weight…yep. Anyway I eventually got it all together and it looks pretty cute hanging above the crib.
Seriously, how do you FIND these things!? Looks awesome! Love it