Do It Yourself >> Butterfly Mobile

8:08 AM

 I really wanted to find my niece, Allie, a cute mobile for above her crib. I had original intentions, but after I saw this chandelier on Pottery Barn- a similar diy was a must. I searched Pinterest and of course there were a ton already made to get ideas from. This is actually really easy, but took me a few hours to complete. The results make it so worth it, as I think it will be the perfect addition to her nursery!

Supplies needed: 10" embroidery hoop (I used the hoop that does not have the pin attached), fishing line, scrapbook paper or cardstock of your choice and a butterfly punch (I purchased mine from Michaels).
First I cut out a ton of butterflies (using extras for table decorations for her baby sprinkle). Next, I took the embroidery hoop and fishing line, tie the fishing line from one side to another twice. Imagine forming "X" in the hoop. Next, cut a long string of fishing line, make a knot at the bottom and string a butterfly on. Repeat the knot and stringing process 5 more times. I used a needle to punch random holes in the butterflies to string easily. Knot this string to the middle of your "X" (middle point of your hoop). Then, I did 8 more strings of 6 butterflies. See this super awesome really funny diagram I made to show you exactly how I strung the inner strings. Finally, I made 4 strings of 4 butterflies and tied them in the empty areas around the embroidery hoop (also shown in above link).

Using the fishing line I tied 4 pieces of string around the hoop and formed a tent at the top with the loose ends to hang. I decided to tie finishing line to the knot I made and leaving attached to the spool so I can take to my sister's and cut the appropriate length.

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12 comments

  1. this is so cute :)
    i love this ^.^
    -Deana, from Birds&Oxfords

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  2. Love this! How sweet would a few of these strung up at a wedding be, too?

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  3. This is so freaking cute! I want one, but I don't have time to do it :( it's so lovely! xx

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  4. so precious!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  5. This is such a wonderful idea! I think I might try and make this over the weekend for my niece :) Also, I was wondering where you purchased your floral ABC chart? It's lovely.

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  6. How pretty! I made a butterfly mobile when I was a kid, but it was nowhere near as pretty as this!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  7. This is adorable! I made a mobile with little fabric birds that i just loved. I never quite figured out how to get them to stand up though so I referred to it as my dead bird mobile. Luckily no children were involved with it and therefore haunted by it.
    I hope to make another mobile here soon though-inspired!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

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  8. This is adorable. I'm just starting to decorate our nursery and something like this would be perfect.

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  9. This is so cute. And if you substitute snowflakes for the butterflies it would be perfect for Christmas!

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    1. I was thinking the same! For a boy's nursery using a different cutout like a rocketship, elephant, anchor- the list goes on!

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  10. How long do you think the whole thing took?

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