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Baby Londyn's Damask Paper Butterfly Crib Mobile made using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We've been working away on baby Londyn's nursery. I'm still waiting on the curtains that I ordered to arrive and to find the perfect rug for the room but other than that her room is all done. Yay! =) For now I'll just give you a sneak peak at the room and show you the recent project I've been working on... her fancy dancy paper butterfly crib mobile.

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart to cut lots and lots of butterflies. They were all cut at 2" and then hot glued (one on each side) to fishing wire a few inches apart. I made a pattern rotating the green patterned paper, damask print and then polka dots for each strand. I made 8 strands total and adhered them with hot glue to the netting that I made. Well I didn't make the entire thing... I sent my hubby to ikea to pick up some things and asked him to get the mosquito net. Little did I realize the one they sell is homogenous. I didn't want to have to return it so I got crafty and made lots of modifications to it to make it work.

Instead of using the supersized hoop that it came with I took a wire coat hanger and straightened it out, then made it into a circular shape that was the size I wanted. I strung it through the area the huge hoop was supposed to go in and just bunched it all up to make it work. Success! To make it look super girlie and fabulous (hee hee) I bought some fluffy black boa from Hobby Lobby and hot glued it to the top of the netting. The other part I had to modify was the netting was so big if I hung it with the original loop it would have been sitting in her crib. LOL! I decided to add my own ribbon (4 pieces) under the hoop and then knotted it at the top. I cut the top of the netting and tied it tightly just around the ribbon knot I made with fishing wire. I cut the loop off the original netting and re-hot glued it to the ribbon knot I made and then fluffed some tulle around it and tied some sheer black ribbon around it. Viola... fixed the oversized netting.


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Mandy Leahy, Close To My Heart Independent Consultant/Senior Director

Posted by: Nancy Kitson
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 5:14:08 PM

How beautiful! My son is 19 yrs old and I did his room in black and white. It looked a lot like your crib. I had to make everything because in 1992 black for baby wasn't even a thought. However, I did a lot of research on black and white for babies on how great it was for them and decided to go it on my own. Tell your husband he is a fantastic athlete and a great person. LOL! He was all state in high school in football and was recruited by several colleges to play lacrosse. He's now playing lacrosse in college and doing very well academically. And it all started with his black and white room.

Posted by: Nadia
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 4:33:46 AM

Your baby project is absolutely beautiful!

Posted by: Amy
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 3:09:26 PM

This is a wonderful idea and you did a beautiful job on it!

Posted by: Natalie
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:55:18 AM

That is amazing! What a beautiful project, Mandy!

Posted by: Tammy
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:28:17 AM

What Peace and tranquility! So beautiful. So inviting. TFS

Posted by: Melissa Cano
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 9:16:29 AM

Super Cute!!! Love it, you did an awesome job :)

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