DIY Dream Catcher Mobile

Written by Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration

I have always wanted a dream-catcher and now that the Land of Nod California Dreamin’ collection is out, it inspired me to create a dream catcher mobile. With only a few materials, and super easy steps, you can re-create your very own dream catcher mobile; perfect for any room of your home.

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- One 10inch Metal Gold Ring (purchased at Hobby Lobby for $1)
– Gold thin Ribbon
– Fishing Rod
– White Feathers
– Gold Paint
– One Thumb Pin

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First Step: Paint the tip of the feathers with gold paint. Let dry completely.

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Second Step: Get a long piece of gold ribbon and begin tying the end of the ribbon as shown below.  Tie the ribbon across to the other side of the ring and repeat.

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Third Step: Tie as you go along crossing over the ring to form a scattered pattern.

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Fourth Step: Hot Glue the tips of the feathers to both ends of a piece of twine and tie to the dream-catcher ring. Adjust each twine to your desired length.

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Attach two long pieces of fishing line to each side of the dream catcher ring. Tie all ends in the center and then tie to a thumb pin. Use a thump pin to attach to the ceiling.

Angie is a stay at home mom, Latina and a blogger living in sunny southern California with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son. She blogs at Little Inspiration, a personal and craft blog that is meant to capture motherhood and share her ideas inspired by her “little inspiration; my baby girl.

Girl Sailor Nursery Design by Lay Baby Lay

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

This little girls’ nursery is nautical, but with a feminine twist.  I love this slightly unexpected combination.  Below is the inspiration for “girl sailor”:

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Heart of Gold Wall Shelf / Hanging Around Pendant Light / Brass Seagulls, vintage /  Un Deux Trois / Sea the Sea / Gold Standard Shelves / White Between a Rock and a Lamp / Greywash Keepsake Crib / La Pina Print / Monarch Dresser / Iconic Baby Bedding, Moon / For the Birds Canvas / Mid Century Rocker / Precious Metal Nightstand / Pink Half Shell Rug / Little Bow Hooks / Whale Friends Print / Chalkboard Globe / Pinstripe Floor Bins

Here is how the board translated into a real space:
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That greywash keepsake crib has just the right bit of beachy feel to it.  The brass and gold details give the space a bit more of a feminine feel, and the wood textures add warmth.   It makes me feel instantly relaxed.  And please, that mid century rocker?  I’m in love. (The actual pendant light used here is the aviary light).
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That Heart of Gold wall shelf is a great little display for small treasures or necessities, and it will be sweet to keep around as baby grows, too.  It’s a good thing to keep in mind how quickly the little ones grow; including pieces that will last is smart, and this is a good one.
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I’m really crazy over these new floor bins.  The rope handle detail is perfection, and they make for roomy storage, which is super handy to have for laundry and toy storage!  They are also sophisticated enough to place anywhere in your home; having quick storage options for easy cleanup is really handy!   Lastly, that pink rug really ties it all together; it’s the perfect girly-but-not-frilly piece to complement the nautical touches. Want some of these pieces for yourself? Shop for all your baby essentials at The Land of Nod.

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow. 

Little Rockstar Nursery Design

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

It’s Joni again!  Today, I’m excited to share another nursery from The Land of Nod fall catalog.  This is my “little rockstar” nursery design and it has a bit of a science/astronomy feel with a modern edge.  Here is the inspiration board we started with:

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Bear on the Moon Canvas / Little Twigs Wall Mirror / Star Bright Decals, Silver / Electron Pendant Lamp / Origami Wall Shelf / Between a Rock and a Lamp, Black /  Carousel Crib, Kelly Green / Cube Bookcase / Shine Print / Chalk Around the World Globe / White Campaign Dresser / Periscope Floor Lamp / Milo Glider / Star Pillow /  Framework Metal Letters /  Iconic Baby Bedding (Drops) /  Tailored Rug

And below is how the room all came together.  I’m really crazy about the new green Carousel Crib, and it makes such a gorgeous focal point in the room.  The bright white walls make everything feel so dreamy, and the silver metallic accents of the stars and the mirror really brighten the space.  I think I could live in here!

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I also love how neutral it is.  This room could easily be used for a girl or boy, but it doesn’t feel generic at all.

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The light fixtures are also fantastic.  Everyone’s favorite rock lamp looks super chic in black (I’d like this in my bedroom, please!) and that Periscope Floor Lamp would add the perfect glow at bedtime.

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The Twigs Mirror adds just the right bit of texture to all the straight lines and geometric shapes elsewhere in the room (love that geode detail!).  I’m also a big fan of those Origami Bookshelves.  They are super versatile; you can line them up on the wall, or place them on a shelf.  Such a fun way to display books!

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This Milo Glider is super clean and sophisticated with clean lines and white fabric (and it has a copper base!), but it looks very cozy at the same time – such a win for a nursery chair!  What do you think about this dreamy nursery design?  Hope you are inspired!

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.

 

Timothy’s Nursery Design

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay.

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I was really excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with The Land of Nod to create a special space for my friend Keri’s youngest baby, Timothy.  He came along very shortly after his older brother (they are 15 months apart!) and he arrived right after his family moved into a new home, so Keri was thrilled to get to have a space made just for him in the midst of being a bit unsettled.

To start the design process, I asked Keri what she would like the room to reflect.  She said baseball is a big part of their family (she grew up loving it, and her husband played it often growing up, and his father is an umpire) and they also love hiking and the outdoors.  In an effort to bring in those two elements, I had Keri find some old photos of her husband playing baseball as a kid (so cute!) and found some vintage outdoor photos and postcards to incorporate as well.  We went with a classic blue and white color scheme with pops of yellow.  Here is the inspiration:

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I love how the paint on the walls turned out!  (The white is Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound, and the blue is Sherwin Williams’ Buoyant Blue).  The room isn’t very large, and has an angled ceiling, but painting the lower half of the walls blue really complements the angles without making it feel awkward.  It also makes the room feel larger and more airy.

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There is also a long 4’ wide dormer, so to make use of it, we turned it into a little reading space with bookshelves and a comfy pouf. It’s a fun challenge to try to make the most of the space in a room, and I think this is the perfect use of that little nook!

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I adore this crib.  The finish is just beautiful and it’s great for a girl or a boy, so Keri can use it again if needed.  It feels like an heirloom with the spindle details!  It also goes so well with the Jenny Lind bookcase nestled close by.  I made that canvas wall hanging for Keri from a vintage postcard.  It says “be brave and courageous,” which I meant as an encouragement for little Timothy, but she says it has been a great reminder to her as she is enduring some health challenges with Thomas, his older brother.  I love that a nursery can be a place of inspiration for everyone in the family!

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The campaign chest is just gorgeous!  It has the feel of a hard to find vintage piece, but works like new.  This dresser will be able to grow with Timothy, and is a natural fit for a big boy room and beyond.  It’s always a win when you can find pieces that will outlive the nursery.

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The rocker is also beautiful – it has the feel of a vintage mid century piece, but with modern proportions.  It’s really comfy, and the wood tones go really well with the crib.  And those shelves – ahh, I love the gold brackets!  Such a pretty way to keep books and essentials close by, or to display heirlooms out of reach of tiny hands.

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This was such a fun project; the Land of Nod team is so fun to work with and they made the whole process a joy.  It was honestly a great reminder of why I do what I do at Lay Baby Lay; I love inspiring other moms to create happy, imaginative spaces for their little ones, and the beautiful pieces created and curated by the Land of Nod are such a perfect complement!

Joni Lay is the author of nursery decor blog Lay Baby Lay.  She began writing and curating in 2011 shortly after the birth of her first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience on the side.  The blog is her creative outlet and it is her hope to inspire others to create spaces for their families and little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and also be a place of encouragement in the crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow.