I wanted to show you a better look at the mobile I made for the playroom:
I painted an embroidery hoop red, and cut out lots and lots of circles (3 different sizes) from vintage children's books.
Everything is hung with red/white baker's twine.
It moves and sways a little with the slightest breeze, and I like how each circle is really different and fun. Fun to make, more fun to look at! It really matches the decoupaged bookcase it's hung by too.
Another picture I have hanging is a shot of the three kids in front of Thomas (from this year's Day Out With..). I actually can't believe how well it came out. I found some semi-subtle Thomas scrapbook paper to back it with.
I covered all the outlet covers and lightswitches in fabric: Dick and Jane or a stripe I used in the bunting.
Basically, I found a piece of wood in the garage, hot-glued wooden clothespins to them, and then painted the whole thing red (same color as the bookcase ). Easy. I tried hanging it horizontally, but the papers on top flopped over too much. But vertically works well! I like having a place to hang the kids latest coloring, or photos of the cousins.
The best thing is, since you know I'm a total cheapskate - none of this cost much! Some cost nothing. Woo hoo!
It's all in the details.