All of the success from my paper lantern mobiles is all in thanks to my son, for inspiration.
When I was about 8 months pregnant the nesting bug hit me hard. I wanted to make this safe little spot for my little boy. I ordered a few paper lanterns and cables and threw together a lantern mobile. There were some glitches, but it was unique, just like my little guy. After a couple of months visitors would stop by and comment on my mobile. When I said I had made it, their ears perked up. It just so happens a friend of mine was expecting her own little boy. So I made a custom mobile in just the right colors to match her nursery. Low and behold I threw some pictures up on Etsy. I had just started a store front selling knit cupcake hats. Well, 3 months later I had my first mobile order, not to a friend, a complete stranger!
I decided to make up some new designs and add some colors, and the orders kept rolling in. I now offer a variety of designs, colors, and options, ie lit or non-lit. I am currently participating in my first lantern mobile giveaway and I have several new designs to reveal in the next few months.
All thanks to Max and his first bedroom: This room became my sanctuary, we played and laughed, and he started to grow up.