Not Martha

taking down Christmas

a rack and some envelopes

One of the most asked questions about my Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile was how I was planning on storing it. Some people were curious how much space it would take to store, others wanted to know how I would do it without it getting tangled. So, here is a photograph of everything that comprised the mobile excepting the ornaments themselves. The ornaments went back into their packaging (in this case tubes about the size of rolls of wrapping paper which will be easy to store with the paper). Otherwise I took the mobile one set of string lengths at a time starting with the outer rings and working my way in. So, I took off all the longest strings, tucked away the ornaments, took off the hooks, looped all the strands and tucked them into an envelope together. I used orphaned envelopes I had left over from various greeting and Christmas cards, so they are all reused. I have separate envelopes holding each set of string, numbered from longest to shortest, on bag holding all the ornament hooks, I left the hooks on the grid rack itself on, so it will be a snap to reassemble the next year we use it as the spacing is already in place. It’s flat, and just about as big around as my wreath so they’ll be stored together.

· comments [4] · 01-31-2011 · categories:christmas · craft ·

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Seanna Lea // Jan 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I would have been tempted to leave it up year round and make other things to replace the ornaments like paper cranes.

  • 2 Rachel Parker // Jan 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Though you’re making it sound simple, I don’t think I would’ve been able to get things all wrapped up nice and neat. But, then, I don’t think mine would have looked as good as yours anyway, haha, so maybe I wouldn’t care if it was nice and neat.

    Grown Up Rachel

  • 3 suzanne // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I bought a bunch of ornaments on deep deep post-holiday discount so I am planning on doing this next Christmas.
    Looove everything you do! Thanks for the inspiration, oh crafty guru!

  • 4 sassypriscila // Jan 31, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I think you should have put up a heart mobile in its place!

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