I spotted this Pottery Barn Chandelier online months ago. It’s simply adorable, but expensive and out of stock. Luckily it didn’t look too difficult to make so I decided to try my hand at a similar butterfly mobile craft.
Take wax paper and punch out the butterfly shapes. I found it faster to fold the wax paper in fourths to punch out 4 at a time.
Taking two wax paper butterflies, thread the bakers twine through the bottom middle then the top middle section. Each butterfly uses two sheets of wax paper to give it more depth and the appearance of flapping wings. Thread 4 to 6 butterflies on each strand of bakers twine (I like to make the number random to give it a more whimsical look).
Using the same strands that were just tied on, single knot the 8 inch ring. This is important to single knot and make sure the ring is centered. Mobile crafts will hang lopsided if the ring is not centered. Single knotting will help you be able to adjust the ring if it is not centered.
Tie the other 8 – 12 inch strands onto the inner gold ring. Snip away excess twine. Gather the original 24 inch strands into the center and check for evenness. If the mobile is lopsided, adjust the strands. This is probably the most time consuming part. It took me about 20 minutes to adjust every strand perfectly. Once everything is adjusted, tie the twine into a knot and hang.
Enjoy your Pottery Barn inspired butterfly mobile craft!