Saturday, 15 October 2011

Butterfly Mobile

Butterflies are eye-catchers regardless of where they are, even paper ones.  Allison recently gave me three paper butterflies to make a mobile for Blake's room.  This is what it turned into.  I'll show you a couple more views at the end.  But first I want to show you how I made it. Quite Simple actually.


I began with two blue butterflies and one green, some blue lace and blue string.  The green one already had some ribbon hanging from it, so it was pretty much ready to go.  


I attached the blue lace to each of the blue butterflies.  I used a very small dab of hot glue and it was perfect.



At first, I was going to use a piece of wood as the base for the mobile, but after looking at the green butterfly, I realized that it would serve as a base for the smaller butterflies.  I tied some blue string to each of the blue butterflies and attached it to the green one.  To ensure balance, one was attached to the front and one to the back.  I also staggered the height as well.


Again,  here are some pictures of the final product.  I like the way it turned out, so I am a little camera happy.









Couldn't resist the antique look.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful mobile. Much better then those store bought ones!

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  2. Beautiful Kim.....I love it......

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  3. This turned out beautifully!!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com/

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  4. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  5. Your mobile is fabulous. Love the delicate looking butterflies. Great idea and so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. This is really pretty :) Thanks for linking up!

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  7. Pretty! I tried something smilar for my daughter but yours turned out much better!

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  8. so pretty thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays! come on back this weekend!

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  9. Stopping by from Frugalicious Me link party...what a beautiful mobile, I love butterflies and the colors of these are so pretty!
    Now following...if you get a chance I would love for you to stop by and visit me!
    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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  10. How lovely! Wonderful mobile. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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