You know how I’ve never done a nursery reveal? Yea, about that…I only had 2 DIY projects left to do before I was ready to consider the nursery finished and then Parker was born 10 days early and those projects got pushed WAY to the back burner. I’m really still wanting to do a nursery room rundown so I’ve decided it’s high time to get on these two projects already! So this weekend I finally tackled one of them – a pinwheel mobile for above his crib.
The funny thing about waiting to do this was that it actually only took me a couple hours to accomplish…oh well! I was inspired by these mobiles on Esty and while I think they are priced right (based on my experience of the work put in to making mine) I just didn’t want to spend that much on a mobile so I decided to try it myself. I used this pinwheel making tutorial and then just made up how to put the mobile together as I went.
So sorry, no real instructions since I was just trying to make one with as much material as I already had on hand and based on photos of other pinwheel mobiles I found on the web! I found the double-sided paper and brad’s at Michael’s, already had the yarn on hand and a friend had bought me the embroidery hoop when she was thrifting (for a mere .50!). So this project only cost me like $5 max. I also already had the hook I put on the ceiling to hang it.
Parker was transfixed on it when I set him in the crib for the first time and when I turn on the ceiling fan they slowly spin and are even more mesmerizing! Since making this I’ve been slowly plotting on how I can incorporate pinwheels in other aspects of my decor (without creating my own mini wind farm mind you). Fall pinwheel wreath, mini pinwheel cupcake toppers, pinwheel holiday ornaments…the list could go on! Move over buntings & chevron everything, pinwheels are the next big thing!
It’s finally time for the reception details!! Go ahead and take a gander…
DIY is probably an understatement. For only having a 5 month engagement it’s pretty much amazing everything they accomplished – and accomplished with what honestly seemed like very little stress or last minute rushing. From all the tissue paper flower centerpieces, to the homemade jam wedding favors, to painting the tree for their fingerprint guest book, to BAKING THEIR OWN WEDDING CAKE (it took 48 eggs from my in-laws chickens and a close friend decorated) – I really mean they did it all. Oh yea, can’t forget my father-in-law also built the cake stand and the chicken coop card holder. And it is of course worth mentioning the bunting on the head table was made by me! I actually made it for Jill’s bridal shower I hosted but she saved it for the wedding too. They hired a caterer for the main meal of course (they aren’t completely crazy) and I really wish I got a picture of the food because they did a breakfast theme since it’s their favorite meal and it included a build-your-own Belgian waffle bar and breakfast burrito bar. There was also cheese, fruit, scones and quiches out the wazoo (we still have leftovers). The venue was in the dining hall of a private elementary school here in Indy. It actually is not for rent, but my mother-in-law works there and was able to make it happen. Eric said he is never drinking out of another glass other than the “hillbilly wine glass” that Jill made for all the bridal party. I’ll “cheers” to that! Only one more installment left (I know you’re sad) – the actual reception in action!
In case you missed Part I or Part II here you go!
Last Saturday was my sister-in-law’s bridal shower! She is getting married on June 22. It was hosted by myself and her Aunt Kris. We were quite a team! I handled all the decor, invitations and games while she handled the main course. She also had the collection of vintage dishes and silverware. The dessert was made by one of Jill’s good friends who bakes & decorates on the side. She is also decorating the cake for their wedding. It was lots of fun and Parker enjoyed wearing his “My Auntie Rocks” onesie while being the only male there. Can’t wait for the wedding!