Oak Leaf Mobile – Outdoor Christmas Fun For Kids

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Had the wonderful pleasure of spending time with artist Annabel Stanley. Annabel has her own vineyard in the Central Okanagan, from which she uses the vines to weave her baskets and sculptures.

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Annabel Stanley outdoors making willow wreath.

Willow Mobiles and Stars make wonderful Christmas decorations!

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Here’s a short video on how we made our Oak Leaf Mobile: Let’s Go Outside:

How To Make an Oak Leaf Mobile:

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Willow

String

Oak Leaves (we also used pine cones and willow stars)

26 gauge wire

1. Make a wreath with willow

2. Braid 4 ropes about 3 ft long

3. Attach a piece of wire to 4 oak leaves

4. Tie the string to wreath

5. Tie string to leaves

Happy Mobile making!

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Comment by amy pertschuk on December 13, 2010 at 10:24am

Marghanita, this is a beautiful article and video. I'm inspired. Thinking about Christmas presents for friends and neighbors. Wonderful! I'm hooked.

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