Ornament Cascade Mobile
Assorted Plastic or metal Christmas balls
Lengths of garlands
Wire hoop or Cardboard for top
This Christmas Garland is easy to make and looks fantastic hanging over your Christmas dinner table or hanging from the ceiling.
You can use as many or as little ornaments that you have on hand, which makes this project very versatile. It is also a great way to recycle ornaments if you have a color theme change.
To make the top. Cut out your desired shape from heavy card. You could cut out a diamond, circle or square. Then Cut approx 2 inches from the centre of it to make a hole. Cover the cardboard with fabric scraps or wrap it with ribbon. Stitch or glue on some beading around the edge. You can loop the bead garland into swags if you want it to hang down.
Make 4-6 drops by threading balls onto a length of fishing line and secure each ball into a different position by securing it with a knot. You can hang bells from the centre or small Christmas ornaments in this project we hung a wire angel.
You can drop lengths of beads down from different sides. Using fishing line tie your top shape and the 4 corners into a single knot in the middle of the mobile. You may need help to tie the hanging knot at the top as you don't want your knot to be unbalanced or your mobile will tilt. You can cover up the fishing line with more beaded garlands or even some ribbon. You are only limited by your imagination.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.