November 27, 2012

Sea of Stars Mobile

Posted by Laura

"I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if 
I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds."
-Mike Tyson

Who doesn't love a good quote from Mike Tyson first thing in the morning? Speaking of stars, I really wanted to make a mobile to hang over the little guy's crib (did I mention?...IT'S A BOY!). I was inspired by a combination of this pin and this pin on my babe pinterest board, and am really happy with the result.

I went to Michael's and bought 9 pieces of different colored/textured scrapbook paper and string for a whopping $5.02.

Jennifer came to the rescue with her shape-cutting machine (also used for decorating Lauren's baby shower) and spared me hours of cutting out tiny stars that would have surely given me tendonitis, or carpal tunnel, or a headache.

We spent an evening in Kristin's living room "crafting".
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I took the stars and glued them to the string, back-to-back so that the string was not visible on the star.

With some driftwood given to me by my sister-in-law, I drilled holes with a small pilot bit...

...and thread the rows of stars through the wood, tying them off to secure them.

I wonder what Mike Tyson would think?


  1. Oh my gosh - that looks so so so great! I love it! I want one over my bed!!! xoxo