Have you seen the cute fabric Christmas ornaments that are out there these days!? I stared at a bin of them at Target in the fall wanting to buy them all but knew our poor Christmas tree is already overrun with ornaments. So, I sadly passed them by. Now that Christmas is over, I saw these babies at 50% off, and I snatched them up. If you hurry, maybe you can still find some too.
I knew there had to be another way to use them. After I got them home, inspiration struck and here’s how I turned Christmas ornaments into a wall mobile.
The first step was to cut all the tags off the ornaments-including the fabric one sewn to the ornament. I still fear some of those tags are like the ones on mattresses you aren’t supposed to cut off or risk serving some time in the slammer, should the mattress inspector ever catch you!? Whatever the case may be, remove all the tags… you just didn’t hear that from me. 😉 The hanger strings are designed to go around a Christmas tree branch and still hang down a couple of inches. For this project, you don’t need that kind of length from the hanger. So, I tied a knot in the hanger string and cut off past the knot to make the hanger “smaller”. All you need is a simple loop to be able to attach your ornament to the mobile.This is the fun part. I had my girl help me. We used a leftover scrap piece of wood and attached some eye-hooks to it. We used five eye hooks. Three on the bottom to hang the ornaments. Two on the top to eventually hang the mobile. You can simply use a piece of wood. A rustic natural stick would also look cool!
Just get some thin wire, string, or yarn and attach it to the eye hooks and then feed it with beads. You can use a variety of beads to personalize this project to your taste. We love color, so we used a mix of colorful wood beads and shiny glass beads. After feeding some beads onto your wire, feed a Christmas ornament onto the string as well. We then put a large bead after the ornament, so the ornament wouldn’t slide down and off our hanger.You can use your creativity to determine how long you want your pieces to be, how many go along your wood base, and how you want to hang that piece up on the wall. We ended up putting beads on our hanger. You can also do this whole project without beads, if you want it to be more baby friendly for above a bed. Just use the concept of turning Christmas ornaments into a mobile and go crazy making it yours! If you do use beads, make sure you tie a big knot at the end or wrap the wire around a bead well, so everything stays on and doesn’t slip off or come undone easily.What do you think!? Is this something you would create? I’ve seen mobiles that cost a lot. Think of how cheap you can make a fun wall piece by using ornaments you already have or you find on clearance? This one has ended up decorating the walls of our art studio and used in a gallery wall with kids art. Where would you put your mobile?Thanks so much for reading. Happy New Year! We trust you have had a good holiday season with family and friends. We have lots of fun projects planned for this new year, and we can’t wait to share them with you! As always, if you do one of our projects, please tag us on social media and use hashtag #spoonfulproject so we can see it!