(20 crafty days of christmas) christmas tree mobiles

Hi, everyone! It’s Aimee from The Elephant of Surprise. I’m so pumped to be here visiting Vanessa’s blog, and sharing a little crafty, Christmas goodness.
If you can sew a straight line, you can make these Christmas tree mobiles in a snap. Hang a couple in a window, or a whole forest over a dessert table at your next party. Totally versatile. And easy. Let’s get started!
Supplies: Paper in various greens and brown, scissors, paper cutter, thread, and sewing machine.
Step 1: Cut your paper into strips of the same thickness. I like mine about an inch thick.
Step 2: Stack as many strips as you want, then trim the edges so they get successively longer as you go down. Adding one or two shorter strips at the bottom before the stump will help the tree hang straight once it’s sewn.
Step 3: Using your sewing machine, sew a straight line down the middle of each strip. To easily find the middle, I like to fold my strips in half. Feed each strip one at a time, keeping them touching one another.
You can leave extra thread on the end to hang your trees, or you can hole punch the top piece and use other string. I used green bakers twine on mine.

Thanks again, Vanessa for having me! Here are a couple of my other simple holiday ideas. I hope you’ll stop by the The Elephant of Surprise and say hello.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Aimee is mom to two handsome boys and wife to a hard-working dental student. When she’s not making PB&Js or washing scrubs, she loves to throw a pretty party, create things for her kids, and make over spaces in her home. And all while staying within a starving student budget! She chronicles these adventures on her blog, The Elephant of Surprise.
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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