Me, Amanda and Ashli had some artistic fun over the last 9 days, and I'm SO glad mine is done because it was a pain in the bootie. I started my owl mobile by shopping for WAY more felt than anyone would ever need, then I enlisted the help of my bestie, Tiny Ninja. Look how crafty she is using my curtain as a dramatic backdrop!
Tiny Ninja aka Jean was instrumetal in helping me create the owls of my dreams. We spent an evening and an afternoon surrounded by felt, fabric samples, craft thread, and Reeses.
I wanted to do cute owls surrounding a fabulous tree, so I found this tree template courtesy of Homemade by Jill:Forever.
This tree took FOREVER.
Yep, still working on it...
In the time it took me to do this tree, Jean had finished the first owl (template here courtesy of plain jane) and cut out all the shapes for the remaining ones. We used felt along with fabric samples I had ordered for nursery options. So glad I got to use them!
After all the owls, tree, and some misc leaves were created, I had to figure out what to hang them from. I walked outside and found the perfect tree branch laying in my yard. Uh, ok then! I stood in my driveway with a hacksaw and cut it into two pieces (what a weirdo) and then Shaun fastened them together with an eye bolt.
We added some Loctite adhesive and twine to make extra sure the two pieces are together for life. Then we drilled holes on the bottom (using a tiny bit) for wee little eye hooks.
Here it is all done! And really hard to photograph. The hang thread is just clear fishing line, I may adjust the height once it gets in the nursery.
And all the adorable owls that Jean did such a great job on:
This is the Citron Dumb Dot fabric that will be crib sheets:
And here is the Sky Mini Chevron that will be the curtains:
All I can take credit for is the eyes and beaks on these three. And here is the original one, I decided to make him an 'angry owl' because Jean's eyeballs were different from the ones I made. HA! He says 'GO TO SLEEP OR ELSE!'
And my labor-intensive tree. Oy.
I can't wait to hang it.
This cost me under $15 for felt, fabric samples, batting, and eye hooks. The owls are all two-sided, as well. What do you think??