As soon as one of my best friends told me she might be pregnant, I knew what I wanted to make for her baby A ribbon mobile for her nursery (I also envisioned one for my potential nursery). After looking through mobile pictures, I found a beautiful double layered one that mixed the classic mobile look and the ribbon mobile look on this blog.
Phillies Ribbon Mobile for Baby Boy
My friend knew she was having a boy and was probably going to have a sports theme in the nursery. Her husband is a baseball fan, Phillies especially. I kept the double ring idea in my head as I looked to search for Phillies ribbons, but it’s impossible to find (I don’t think they make it). So I settled on using Phillies colors for the ribbons and on the charms. I went out to hunt for the dangling charms, but soon realized my hunt was fruitless. I had to make two of each of these (I glues the ribbon in the middle of the two pieces. I dangled baseball gloves from the outer ring and the Phillie Phanatic from the inner rings. The ring are not joined together, so she can either hang them together and separately. The Phillie Phanatic I had to make completely from scratch, I had to hunt around often to find all of the supplies. I glue small round mirrors at the ends of several ribbons, to reflect the light and add a touch of whimsy.
I hung the mobile on a hanger and brought it with a wicker basket gift pack I put together. The wicker basket included a set of the bottles she wanted, 32 cloth diapers/burp cloths, sound spa, small crochetted blanket (I had made for her little one), Phillies bib and a Scotland bib. I covered the wicker basket with shrink wrap and attached her card.