I love pinterest. I spend waaaaaayyy too much time on it looking at cool design ideas that other people come up with. This project is my attempt at recreating one of those cool design ideas. Today I’m linking up to the Pinterest Challenge: Fall Edition over at Young House Love where you can see a ton of other pinterest-inspired projects.
These awesome paint chip mobiles caught my eye on pinterest and since I have a super cute 4 month old nephew who has no mobile for his crib, I figured I’d just have to make him one!
My sister and I both started collecting paint chips from different home improvement stores in green and blue tones to match the color of my nephew’s nursery.
We used a big hole punch to cut circles out of the paint chips and then we lined them up in rows of four or five to get ready to sew them together in a string.
The paint chips are only one-sided so we put two of the same color back to back and my sister (whose sewing skills far surpass mine) sewed them together.
Once all the strings were done, we tied them to an embroidery hoop (obtained a few weeks ago from a “free” box at a yard sale). We hung it from the ceiling and voila!
During this process my sister and I also realized it’d be fun to do this same project using some thicker cardstock-like scrapbooking paper like this:
Since the paper is double sided you could take two circles of contrasting colors and sew them together back to back. Once there was a seam down the middle, you could fold the paper on that seam and it would look like this:
I didn’t have to time to make more than one string like this… but maybe sometime in the future I’ll do another mobile in this design. That way I won’t have to feel bad for pilfering a bunch of paint chips from the home improvement store again!