Just thought I'd share my first DIY project for the nusery! Here's my inspiration (sold by an etsy seller for $100):
The felt birds seemed easy enough to recreate, so my niece and I spent one Sunday working on it. I bought some felt at Michael's and traced the birds from the photo in some graphic software I have and printed out a template for us to use:
Each bird has 2 sides and we sewed the wings onto each side first:
Then we stuffed them and sewed them together:
I used a sewing hoop for the base, attached the birds with fishing line, and used ribbon so it can hang from a hook on the ceiling. Here's my niece demonstrating it above the crib:
We ended up not liking the blue hoop, so we wrapped some yellow yarn around it. Makes it look much softer and baby-like I think. Here's the finished product:
Once we get our nursery complete I'll post some actual pictures of it hanging in the room. Oh, and total cost for this project was $20.