Butterfly Mobile

Butterfly Mobile

What You'll Need:

Lullaby Cardstock Value Pack
3.5" Clever Lever Giga Scallop Circle Punch
Butterfuly Embellishments Pack
Sponge Dauber
Tombow Liquid Glue
Thin Dowel Rod
Bamboo Cord
Scissors
Hot Glue
Straight Edge

Difficulty: Beginner
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes

How to Make a Butterfly Mobile

Welcome in the sights of the season with a Butterfly Mobile! Use colorful cardstock, paper butterflys and vibrant paint to create a beautiful mobile that can sway in the light springtime breeze.
 
  • 1 Create circles

    Choose three colors of paper and punch out eight scalloped circles of each color for a total of 24 circles.

  • 2 Paint the circles

    Apply gold paint to the edges of each paper circle with a sponge dauber. Let dry. Repeat on the other side of each circle.

  • 3 Stack the circles

    Make eight stacks with three colors of circles in each stack, alternating which color is in the center of each stack.

  • 4 Fold & attach a butterfly

    Fold the top scalloped circle in half on all eight stacks. Glue a butterfly in the center of the top circle along the fold line. Repeat this on all eight stacks.

  • 5 Glue the circles

    Glue the top butterfly circle to the center of the middle circle applying glue only along the center fold line. Repeat on all eight stacks.

  • 6 Repeat

    Repeat step 4 with the third circle on all eight stacks.

  • 7 Repeat Step 5

    Repeat step 5 with the last eight butterfly circles, making sure that the glued center fold lines match up on both sides of the middle circle and that the butterflies are all going the same direction.

  • 8 Cut, tie & glue the cord

    Cut three 40" lengths of cord. Tie the end of each cord to the dowel rod, spacing them about 2 1/2" apart with the center cord tied on at the center of the dowel rod. Hot glue them in place on the dowel rod.

  • 9 Lay out the butterflies

    Lay the eight butterfly circles along the cords spacing them out so they will each hang and spin freely. Put three on the first cord, two on the middle cord and three on the third cord.

  • 10 Attach the cord

    Attach the cord with glue right along the center fold line in between the middle circle layer and outer butterfly circle layer on each one of the circles.

  • 11 Tie a knot

    Tie a knot about 4" up from the bottom of each cord.