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    Tuesday
    Mar232010

    Nursery Wall Art: Interactive Globe

    I just finished up a job for a client with a not-so-airplane-theme nursery. I constructed a 38 inch world globe with moveable animals, landmarks and symbols of culture, all constructed from 100% wool felt and backed with velcro. The suitcase became a storage place to begin the globe with a clean slate allowing the child to learn where each piece should go. There are 3 little felt airplanes, two that are suspended above the globe on piano wire to appear as if they are "flying" around the globe. The largest of the three is attached by a ribbon and can "fly" out of it's airplane hanger and travel around the globe.

    The mobile is piano wire with toy airplane propellers to create a modern contemporary take on the airplane theme. I loved working on this piece!

    I think this application could be customized to each different clients needs, like place dinosours lived, a map of California and all landmarks, etc. Possibilites could be endless! See more at jentalbot.com.

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    Reader Comments (11)

    soooo cool!!!!
    December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSantina
    A double purpose room decor! It's very appropriate to the room and at the same time kids who stays there would learn too. This wall decor is very interesting.
    December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDouble Glazing
    great idea, it educate and/or add more information to the nursery on how to identify or distinguish things..i like it...
    January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWall Clings
    ¡Me encanta tu mundo de fieltro!. Mi peque y yo hemos hecho uno de papel inspirado en el tuyo.
    March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEva
    you are sooo crafty! thank you for sharing your amazing talents. I am going to attempt to make this for my nieces & nephew.... but i am SCARED TO START! how long did it take you start to finish? Does the material have to be 100% felt wool--or could i use 30%, etc? how many pieces did you make of each landmark, animal or things--did you just make one long list or did you try to keep the ratios equal? does the velcrow on the back of the landmarks stick to the felt wool or did you have to sew on the reverse of the velcrow all over the map too? WOW YOU ARE SO TALENTED! hope you don't mind me trying to make this, i know yours will look 393495 times better!
    April 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah
    I really like your idea because in this kind of wall art we will help our children set their own goals,Aim high and rich for their goals because they can see miniatures of stuff that makes them curious.
    September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing
    I love this globe!!! Do you sell them? And if you do I would like one!!!
    Thank you!!!
    Jessica
    October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
    One of the essential parts of nursery embellishment is the nursery wall art. There are different kinds of elements presented for hanging in the walls.
    December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Wall Art
    Toy propellers will be more fun to use if you will hang it and let your kids see it turning around. They will also enjoy the air it produce.
    July 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplaymobil airport
    That nursery play thing would be a great and a wonderful toy for the kids. They will know what earth looks like and give them the early taste of geography.
    August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPlaymobil Airport
    Wow! I love this :) I'm thinking about making one (a simple one) for my classroom. I teach preschool. I would appreciate any advice as to how to do this!
    August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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