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DIY Leather Arrow Mobile

This post was originally shared at Everyday Art, but I'm sharing it again here today as I wait for baby E to make his appearance!

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If you are a regular reader, you know I'm currently expecting baby number five (in less than 15 days! EEK!!)

I've been wanting to make the new baby something special and as you can imagine, being the 5th baby means I don't need a lot. Even so, I did want a special place for baby in our room and I've had a vision of a unique baby mobile from the start.

Here's what you'll need...
Supplies for DIY Leather Mobile

This first step is optional...
In my case I didn't want the chrome finish on the photo mobile, so I chose to spray paint it in a metallic finish (Flat Chestnut by Rust-Oleum). I found my mobile on Amazon for $11.00!

Photo collage chrome - beforePhoto collage black - after

The rest is easy!
Instructions for how to make a leather arrow mobile

Then hang it! 
I couldn't decided how I liked the arrows...

all willy nilly....

Leather Arrow Mobile

...or pointing down...

Leather Arrow mobile

Either looked great hanging over my the beautiful heirloom cradle my dad made!

Handmade cradle and leather arrow mobile

Baby Space - handmade cradle, vintage handmade mirror and DIY Leather arrow mobile

Such a simple project and I love the results!!  

I have a few other things I would like to do to the "baby space" in our room and I will have the tutorial for the baby blanket later this week! 

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