Here’s a Christmas tree mobile I created from some scraps and embellishments. I began by drawing a tree shape (triangle) on a piece of scrap cardboard (the front of a cereal box). I then drew horizontal lines somewhat evenly spaced down the tree. I cut these strips apart and used every other one (so that I could leave some space between them when I strung them together). On one side of these strips, I glued various shades of blue felt as you can see in the picture above and then I embellished them with some little bits and pieces of bling I had here. Note: for those of you in my neck of the woods, the embellishments came from a package I got at Dollarama in their scrapbooking section for $1.25. There are lots more still left in the package including some more of what I’ve used here and some charms, glitter, tiny beads, and more.
On the reverse side I used some scrapbooking paper I had leftover from another project. It coordinated nicely with the blue felt on the first side. Once again I embellished with some little pompoms that were in the dollar store package. I used fishing line to string the pieces together, create a hanger for it, and to string one more little goodie from my Dollarama pack at the bottom to finish it off.
As it twists and turns around, you can see both sides of the mobile which mix and match quite nicely. It’s a pretty little quick craft that can liven up a window or corner of your home. I like to hang some Christmasy things from the light fixtures and this is a great one for those purposes too.