Happy Tuesday everyone! Today feels like a Monday to me. We spent yesterday recovering from our trip to Disneyland, it was a total veg-out-on-the-couch kinda day. It was glorious… except for the part where I felt guilty for not doing anything when I have walls to paint and such. As my husband said, one veg day wont kill me.
The baby’s room is coming together, slowly! He’s not sleeping in his crib yet, still in his bassinet in our room so I kind of feel like I don’t have to finish his room until we swap him over. Am I subconsciously waiting until his room is finished? Err, no? Yes? Don’t ask me I’m not sure. I am one tiny step closer though, we have a mobile!
I’ve stumbled and fallen face first on the himmeli train. Brass tubing as sculptures? How can we bloggers resist? I don’t have a tutorial for you since there are a billion himmeli tutorials in blog land, but I will reference which tutorials I used to create our mobile. I’ll divide it into the three shapes you see here: Hexagon (top), Square (middle & side “tassels”), Diamond (bottom).
For the top 3D hexagon I followed Rayan’s wreath tutorial. I basically only made the first shape instead of making the whole wreath. For the bottom diamond I followed this tutorial. Her blog is in French but luckily she posts a very clear tutorial with images. For the middle squares, it’s the exact same method as Nessa’s tutorial but with straws of equal length.
I couldn’t justify making this mobile out of brass tubing, so I opted to use straws which I spray painted gold. I grabbed a pack of straws from Ikea (of all places!).
The mobile “before” looks weird and scary, but once I spray painted it gold, all was right again.
So tell me, is himmeli your thing? Have you tried it yet? It’s actually MUCH easier than it looks. If you’re at all concerned, Mandy has the cutest video showing you just how easy himmeli can be.