Monday, December 14, 2009

Birds-on-Branches Mobile

I was kinda bored with only glass bottles as my crafting instruments, and came across this beautiful bird mobile ( by Disney at ‘Ruffles and Stuff’. Check out her blog (, it is full of lovelies. I just love her way of ruffling things up in a classy sort of way!

Well, like millions of others who have already made this mobile, I stepped in too! The top corner of one of the walls in our bedroom was little too bare, and I set out to hang a pretty bird mobile there. Like Disney said, it was the easiest project alrite, except that the positioning of the branches is the most crucial aspect of it all. 

This is how I made this:

I started with the search for two somewhat similar twigs or small branches. Found several! (As to what I did with the rest of them, I’ll post later on!!) I then painted the two branches with metallic copper shade paint so as to match with the colors of the walls.

Once the paint had dried off, I tied the branches each separately in middle with some nylon thread (you can use fishing lines too..). Now comes the tricky part: positioning in the right way mattered a lot, or it would look downright clumsy.

So I held the branches where I wanted them to be, pulled the nylon thread tight, made a loop at the loose end of the thread and hanged the branches from a hook near the ceiling. If you do not have a hook near the corner of the ceiling, you can use a stick-on hook and hot-glue it to the wall for extra safety.

Now for the birds! I found these adorable birds at thrifty prices in a supermarket, and decided to use them for this project. I hot glued them on the branches at random. Ta Da, the pretty looking birds-on-branches mobile is here..!

Now would they chirp in the morning??
I linked this to:


Val in the Rose Garden said...

Love this idea! I adore real sticks in anything really. :)

The butterfly mobil tutorial is here:

Have a beautiful day!!



Sonia said...

@ Val: Im glad you liked it...And I love your butterfly mobile, gonna make something similar soon...will be linking!

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

I love this idea. I'm gonna try this in my guest room.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Really neat! Looks like a museum display!!

Sonia said...

@Polly and Craftymoose Crafts: Thank you dear ladies, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for coming by!!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

that is adorable!!!

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