Monday, March 7, 2011


I have a confession to make. This project is not new. I actually made this last summer. My excuse. . . I haven't made anything new to put on the blog lately because I have been busy getting ready to move and creating things for the OMTWI contest. Sorry. But this project is still super cute and a great idea for a gift or to add something special to a little girl's room.

Mobiles are not just for babies. I first got the idea for this at Pottery Barn, but it was so overpriced (as are most things there) that I decided to turn it into a project for my daughter's room. I love how it is a center piece for the room and it gave the room a theme that I had not anticipated. The best part is it is so easy to make. A bit time consuming, but easy.

So here is how I made it:

First I bought a wire wreath from Michael's with a 40% off coupon (total $4). Then I spray painted the ring (it was green) white. Next I used thick scrapbook paper to cut out tiny butterflies on my cricut machine. Then I took some clear jewelery wire and made long strings to hang from the wire. I strung beads on the bottom of each piece to give the strings some weight. Then I took a thick needle and poked holes in the middle of each butterfly and strung them onto the jewelery wire tying a knot under each butterfly to hold them in place. I put between 3-4 butterflies on each string and had a total of 15-18 strings. I tied them to the wire ring and tried to space them so they would not get tangled. Then I tied pink and brown ribbon to the top of the wire to hang it from the ceiling.

As I said not hard just time consuming. And one day Elizabeth got a hold of it and knotted all the strings together so I had to untangle all of them. It took about 45 min but I didn't want to trash the whole thing after all that work. Needless to say she got a talking to and it hasn't happened since. I am really happy with the way it turned out. The colors and details make it one of a kind which is really special.


Wendy said...

Visiting from Tip Junkie. Your Mobile is Fabulous! The colors look really great in the room. Which Cricut Cartridge did you use?

Stephani said...

This is beautiful. I was disappointed not to win something like this, but it is so nice to know I can make my own! :) Thanks!

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