This summer we undertook a special project – redesigning my daughter’s room. I wanted her to have her own space, and everything placed in her room to date was something I had selected.
She chose an ocean theme and selected all the items for her new space. One of the purchases was a fish mobile from Amazon. Shortly after hanging it in her updated room, I got an idea.
There were a number of items she had created I felt would make a perfect mobile for her new room. They matched the theme, she was proud of them, and putting them on display as a mobile would be fun and easy.
What you will need:
Pieces of your child’s artwork
A hole punch
Decide how you will arrange the artwork.
Lay it out on a table.
Cut a long piece of string.
Punch holes at the top and bottom of each piece of artwork.
Beginning at the bottom, tie the string to the last piece of art.
Then loop the string through each hole in the remaining pieces.
Be sure to leave enough room between art pieces for movement.
Determine how long the string should be from the ceiling and cut accordingly.
Hang from ceiling with thumbtack.
This project took us no more than five minutes to complete, and we both love the results. The mobile hangs prominently in her room, and the items spin slowly as the ceiling fan or air conditioning turns them.
Her new room is fantastic, but I think this personal touch is my favorite design element. To see it in action, check out this video!