Friday, 20 December 2013

12 Handmades of Christmas: Pine Forest Mobile


The idea for this DIY came from this tutorial by the lovely Leanne from Knit me a Cake. She used paint chips to make Christmas tree gift tags, and I loved them so much I couldn't wait to try out the same technique. I made a mobile with my paint chip trees, and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with my little pine forest. 


You will need: Paint chips in a variety of greens, small bells, red thread, green felt needle, scissors. 

1// Cut the tree shapes out of the paint chips. I think I variety of sizes looks best when they are grouped together like that. 

2// Using the red thread, sew the bell on to the bottom of the tree. Take the excess thread up the back of the tree and use some pretty tape to secure it in place. 

3// Cut some green felt double the length you would like your mobile to be. Fix the ends of the threads to it with dots of glue. You want to have the trees hanging at different lengths and widths apart. 

4// Fold the felt in half and glue again to secure the threads in place. 

What do you think? Don't forget to check out Leanne's gift tags too... So much fun to be had with free paint chips :) 

x Rachel 

2 comments:

  1. Rachel, this is gorgeous! I've been reading your post again this morning and thinking how simply adorable it is - especially with the added addition of the bells. Very pretty. Thanks so much for taking on and adapting my idea, feels lovely. :) Leanne x

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    1. Oh thanks so much Leanne, I'm really pleased you like it! Thanks for the inspiration :) xx

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