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

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

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

  4. so precious!


  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}

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

    Ladyface Blog

  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

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

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

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

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