Mariahs' Butterfly Mobile!

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My young friend has been spending a lot of time with me during her spring break making crafts. She loves crafting as much as I. We picked out bright papers at Michaels to go with her room colors.
For this project you need a butterfly punch (mine is Martha Stewarts) , illusion cord, 2 embroidery hoops (larger and smaller) paper or scrapbook paper, pkg. of assorted mirrors, 3 different ribbons and a thinner ribbon for hanging. You will only use one of each embroidery hoops. Mariahs sister is going to make herself one with the other 2 hoops.
We cut the 3 ribbons 4". I learned, but after doing it of course, that it's easier to put the strands of butterflies on before tying on the ribbons. I cut 4 lengths of the thinner pink and white polka dot ribbons to 2'. You have to judge how long you want your mobile, and how high your ceiling is. Tie them onto the first larger hoop. Then cut 3 of the same thinner ribbon into 8" lengths. these will tie onto larger hoop to smaller hoop with about a 4" drop. This will create the two different levels
After cutting out dozens of butterflies with 4 different scrapbook pages, it was time to put them on. I then took the illusion cord and put a large clip on the end to keep strand in place. Mariah took one butterfly, and put the illusion cord on, then a drop of hot glue, then another butterfly on top
When our first strand was done, we tied it onto the hoop. For the larger hoop we put about 12 sets of butterflies and one set of mirrors on the end to keep the strand taut. The smaller hoop we put 8 sets of butterflies and one set of mirrors.
After we tied them all on....we were done. Mariahs' mobile looks beautiful! Check out all my other projects at:
Suggested materials:
  • 3 Different 5/8" Ribbons   (Michaels)
  • (1) 1/2" Ribbon for Hanging   (Michaels)
  • Illusion Cord .12in   (Michaels)
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Linda kelley
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  • Beverly Campbell Beverly Campbell on Apr 07, 2016
    I love this project. My 8 and 10 year old granddaughters would love this project with Grandma. You mentioned you buy them in bulk at Michaels?

  • Judy Rodriguez Judy Rodriguez on Apr 08, 2016
    Very cute. But what were the mirros for?

  • Beverly Campbell Beverly Campbell on Apr 08, 2017
    Hi Kelley: Do you happen to know what size the Martha Stewart punch is? My granddaughters are coming for a couple of days and I want to have my supplies on hand so we can make them. These are sooooo cute!

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