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How to Make a Hanging Holiday Mobile

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Personalize The Centerpiece of Your Mobile - Make it simple or ornate, the option's are endless...

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Holiday Mobile made with embroidery hoops in a few simple steps...

This decorative holiday mobile is inexpensive and easy to make. You might even have some of the supplies you will need, right in your home.

My Christmas mobile is a wonderful decoration and can dress up any area you might choose to hang it. What's fun about this project is that you can really use your creative abilities. You choose the motif of the centerpiece, you can add a photo, an ornament, greens, a battery flame candle - you name it. I hope when making your mobile you will be creative, and add your own special touches to the design.

Supplies you will need to make a mobile

Embroidery hoop - 2

Ribbon of your choice

Ribbon:

3 yards for wrapping hoops

3 yards for making two bows

Hot Glue Gun plus glue sticks

Decorative seasonal pic's: and or decorative ornament

or choice of an item for the centerpiece of mobile. (See Step Four)

Scissors

Wire cutters if needed to cut pic's


Item's You Will Need To have On Hand - Make a list of things you will need.

personal photos

personal photos

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Step 2 : Then  wrap ribbon around embroidery hoop. Repeat wrapping of ribbon on second hoop.

Step 2 : Then wrap ribbon around embroidery hoop. Repeat wrapping of ribbon on second hoop.

Fitting and gluing the embroidery hoops together

Step 1: Time to fit the two embroidery hoops together, to create the mobile, and the setting for your centerpiece decoration.    The embroidery hoop with the screw will be the top hoop, fit the slightly smaller hoop into the hoop with the screw.

Step 1: Time to fit the two embroidery hoops together, to create the mobile, and the setting for your centerpiece decoration. The embroidery hoop with the screw will be the top hoop, fit the slightly smaller hoop into the hoop with the screw.

Step one - preparing your embroidery hoops

Use hot Glue to glue the tip of the ribbon to the first embroidery hoop. Let it dry, and then began to wrap ribbon tightly around the embroidery hoop until all is covered. When Wrapping be sure edges of ribbon meet or slightly overlapped one another. Wrap until the embroidery hoop is covered with ribbon. Glue tip of ribbon where it meets first glued edge of the ribbon. Let dry. Repeat steps one on the second hoop.

Tip: I like to use 1/2 to 1-inch wide ribbon for wrapping the hoops. This size of the ribbon is easy to wrap around the hoops and gives a nice smooth appearance. Proceed to wrap second hoop same as first.

Step Two Glue The Two Hoops Together

Put one embroidery hoop inside the other. Adjust embroidery hoops as so they are equally spaced apart, as shown in the photo. When adjusted, add a bit of glue at joints (top and bottom of hoops). Let dry well before moving on to the next step.

Step Three

This is the step where you put your personal touch to the Christmas mobile.It's up to you to come up with a smashing centerpiece for your mobile.

The Christmas mobile I used as an example here as you can see, is elegant. I Used elements to create an elegant opulent looking mobile. By using a gold "fleur-de-lis" ornament, wonderful multi opulent ribbon's, and adding Holiday florals. I created just the look I was shooting for. As I said, It's up to you to create a personal design for your mobile. Do you love homespun Christmas décor? If so wrap your embroidery hoops in strips of decorative holiday cotton fabric. Perhaps Add a simple wooden ornament in the center, and use a few strips of cotton along with a bit of raffia to make the top bow.

You can also wrap your embroidery hoops in yarn or cording. Another option, personalize your mobiles centerpiece. Example: Have a ballerina in the family? Pick up an ornament such as a pair of ballet slippers

A few suggestions to create a centerpiece.

A festive holiday greens pic.

A well-chosen holiday ornament

Mistletoe ball

A small framed frame with a photo

A small floral arrangement

A battery candle with greens ( Glade no light candle)

A miniature holiday teacup and saucer

Use your imagination, there are so many wonderful items that could be added as the centerpiece to your mobile.


Step Four Time to get creative !

This step is where your own creativity comes into play.

At this juncture, it's up to you to personalize your mobile, with a centerpiece. The centerpiece will sit in the center, inside the mobile.

It's time to choose just the right decorative item to be added to the inner center of your mobile.

A few suggestions:

A festive holiday greens pic.

A well-chosen holiday ornament

Mistletoe ball

A small framed frame with a photo

A small floral arrangement

A battery candle with greens ( Glade no light candle)

A miniature holiday teacup and saucer

Use your imagination, there are so many wonderful items that could be added as the centerpiece to your mobile.

Step Five Making The Centerpiece...

This is the fun part!

Making the centerpiece is fun, it's where you can really get creative.

To hang an ornament, as a rule, ornaments have their own little string. If so add a small piece of thread through the loop of the ornaments string, secure to mobile by tiring it around the top joint.

Do this step before adding any top bow.

If the item you have picked does not have a string, it's time to use your glue gun. Glue the item to the top or bottom joint, as you desire its placement.

Adding greens or pics. Cut excess wire stem, as so the pic will sit flat at the bottom or top joint of your mobile. Hot glue pic to the chosen joint. At this time you may choose to add additional decor to your centerpiece, such as a few other small floral pics, glue any additions to base decoration.

Time to make your bow's. Again, bows can be ornate or very simple. You can use one bow or several if you like perfusion.

Bows can be added at the top only or top and bottom. You can use streaming ribbons hanging from the bottom joint, to add that over the top whimsical look.

Bows can be hot glued in place or actually tied around the joints.

Here Is My Finished Christmas Mobile

Here Is My Finished Christmas Mobile...

Here Is My Finished Christmas Mobile...

This Is Another Holiday Mobile I Created For My Dining Room Chandelier

Hey - Hear is my newest mobile

Hey - Hear is my newest mobile

Reader Feedback

anonymous on March 31, 2010:

I am going to have to try this this Christmas.