August 17, 2009

Make An Easy Flower Mobile

It is blazing hot. I am used to Florida summers but lately my tolerance has been low for this crazy humidity and heat. So being the wimp I am, I act like it the Ozone has been obliterated and stay inside. I venture out in the mornings before 11 am and after 5 pm. Wimp, Wimp, Wimp.
Today was one of my low tolerance days so I whipped out the craft box and hoped to come up with a spontaneous idea for Cati while using what supplies I had on hand. I figured we could do something fun using stickers (which she always wants to do) & give her something to feel proud about. I am no expert in craft tutorials and this is my first attempt but you know I am not an expert crafter. I just want to encourage others with their own creativity. Here we go...

The above pic are the supplies I used...

6 different colors of craft foam
2 craft Popsicle sticks
2 Pipe Cleaners
Foam stickers
Flower Cookie Cutter
Spool of thread
Hole Punch (not pictured)

To make the flowers I just made an impression on the foam sheet with the cookie cutter and then cut out the shapes.

I cut out 6 different color flowers.

I then used the hole punch to make holes on the top of each flower.

Then Cati decorated each flower with the stickers and I tied thread to each flower at different lengths.

To anchor the flowers, I put two Popsicle sticks in a an X pattern and then wound 2 pipe cleaners around it since I did not feel like using glue and then waiting for it to dry. I then tied the flowers with thread to each end, tied the excess in a knot and then strung it up through the middle with a loop on the end to hang it.

This is it...Cati wanted it hanging where everyone can see it (especially Daddy when he gets home). It is not perfect but completely adorable.
Hope this inspired some creativity in you today!


  1. jess,
    this is adorable! It turned out SOO cute! I have to admit, though. Instead of inspiring personal creativity in me, it just made me want to drop my kid off at YOUR house instead for some craft time!

  2. What a cute idea! My girls would looove this!

  3. This is absolutely adorable. I love it, and I'm trying to decide when I can make these for my girls. I'm thinking maybe one of these days I could make up a box from my craft room, and you could make up a box from yours, and we could swap, then see how many creative things we could come up with for each other's stuff!! It would be a whole new way to play!


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