Have you seen that Christmas Tree Mobile that’s on Pinterest? It’s so cool! I fell in love with it last year and wanted to make one to be our tree for Christmas, but it never happened. So I was determined to get it done for our Christmas in July party. Megan was amazingly generous on her blog Not Martha, sharing the details on how she did it. I put my husband in charge and I was his helper.
Once we really understood the process it really wasn’t that hard. We had our routine and we worked on it a few hours at a time over three days. We only broke three ornaments in the process! We also got to learn a new skill using jewelry crimpers – we had to watch a YouTube video to understand how they work, but we got it! Is jewelry making in our future? Probably not, but you never know!
Here’s our tree – during the party we had a spotlight on it to give it lots of shimmer! Everyone was very impressed. With Christmas (the real Christmas) being only a few months off we’re going to hang it in one of the guest rooms and then bring it back out. I may add glitter to the inside of the ornaments to change it up a bit, but we’ll see what I’m in the mood for when the time comes.
Here’s another tree that greeted our guests at the front door. It’s a tomato cage wrapped in shimmery garland. I happened to have red pom poms for a game we decided not to play, so I set the pom poms in the garland to make it look a little like lights. A little cheesy I know, but kind of cute.
One more tree. Before heading out to work one morning I had this idea. I had purchased a couple of styrofoam cones that were screaming to be used. So I thought, what if… I wrapped the cone in twine, instered push pins all around, and set it on the bathroom counter. Done! I love a project that uses stuff I have in the house!