Hello! It’s been a while since my last post…oops! If you’ve been waiting for a new post, thanks for waiting!
Lately I’ve been working on my kids’ clothing store, and it’s finally coming together now.
Today, I will post on a butterfly mobile which I made for the girls section.
You can use colored paper, but I think tracing paper works the best. You just paint it in the colors you want with acrylic paint. Here I overlapped colors to make whimsical colors for the butterflies.
While paint is drying, make multiple balls in different sizes with transparent sewing thread. I use this thread to sew clothes for my dolls, too. It is even lighter and thinner than fishing wire, so it’s perfect for something like this craft. Just take some thread out, roll it between your palms, and there you have them!
Once the paint is dry, punch out the shapes you want with a hole puncher. I found this tiny butterfly hole puncher at the craft store. They had bunch of other shapes, so exciting!
Fold the butterflies in half with the colored side out. (sorry no pictures!)
Like the photo below, hang down your thread ball with some extra thread, and you’re ready to start putting your butterflies up.
It is a lot easier to use tweezers for this part. They come in super handy for many of the miniature crafts, so if you don’t own a pair, I highly recommend them. 😉
Pour some clear drying clue out, and dip the folded part of the butterfly into it.
Put the butterfly with glue up on the thread ball. Start from the middle of the ball, and work your way out.
This is how your ball should look like when you are done. Repeat the same process with other balls and hang them up together from the ceiling.
I tried other designs of butterfly mobiles, but this one is the easiest to make and doesn’t drive me crazy with all the tangled up threads. I hope you like it!