Saturday, January 12, 2013

Airplane Baby Shower Mobile & Banner

A couple months back, I was in charge of decorations for my sister-in-law's (and future nephew's!!) baby shower.  The theme was airplanes to match the nursery.  I put together a banner, mobile and some 3-D airplanes to decorate for the shower.  I had planned to take a lot more pictures throughout the process but the mobile ended up being WAY more involved than I expected!

Baby Shower Banner

I created the banner and it's components using the "Trace function" in the Silhouette Design Studio.  The small 3-D airplanes on the mantel were from the Silhouette online store.

Baby Shower Banner

For this airplane I traced the outer edges of the design and created a white background 
piece that I could glue each separate piece to for stability.

Airplane Mobile

For the mobile, I continued the plane that was in the banner.  I also added a couple of additional airplane designs (one I made again with the trace function and the other from the silhouette store) along with a 3-D Cloud Design.

mdf floral ring

I hung my mobile using two different sizes (12" & 18") of MDF rings that I found in the floral department of Michaels.  I ran a light silver floral wire through the two rings to connect them and then spray painted the whole hanger in Ivory.

Building Airplane Mobile

Sorry for the poor photo quality.  It was after midnight the night before the shower and I realized that I hadn't taken any pictures of what I was doing.  Since I had my iPhone right next to me I snapped a quick photo.

  While the hanger was drying, I laid out my cut-outs in the order I wanted for hanging.  I did strings of 3, 4 and 5 items to give it a fuller look.  Using a large sewing needle, I strung the cut-outs with some old fishing line that my husband had laying around.  I then attached the line to the wire of the hanger.  It got to be one big tangled mess after I started to hang the lines, so I hung the mobile from my chandelier and that worked a lot better.  Once I connected all of the lines, I spaced the cut-outs to where I wanted them and tied a knot right below the last cut-out and trimmed off the remaining line.

Baby Shower

Food Table at Soney's Baby Shower

I also made a few food decorations using a 2.5" and 3" circular punch. 

MakingSew Chatty
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The DIY Dreamer

mop it up mondays 

52 Mantels  

Airplane Mobile


  1. I love the airplane mobile! So cute!!!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  2. love it!!! The mobile is adorable!! Would love for you to come by and share it at my party! Tasteful Tuesday:

  3. Totally LOVING the Baby Shower theme!!! SOOOO CUTE!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

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  5. I love the theme of your baby shower party! The dangling thing on the ceiling is so cute, really love airplanes!

    -Barfield @ AvionTEq