Ombre Butterfly Mobile

by - Monday, March 30, 2015


I have gradually been trying to sort the girls room out by rearranging the furniture and organising it. Now that I have the furniture where I want it (for the time being anyway), I wanted to do some projects. 
One project that I wanted to do was to make another butterfly mobile like the one I made a few years ago.


The first one I made was all white and used two embroidery hoops. I decided to use another embroidery hoop for this mobile but I only had one as I was trying to use what I already had and I think it looks better with one anyway.



The butterflies were punched out of three different coloured card, a light, medium and a dark, to create an ombre effect to the mobile and I used a large Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch. I love this punch as it creates a more detailed butterfly than the one I used before.


To attach the butterflies to the mobile, I used some thin white cotton thread. I just tied the thread to the embroidery hoop.


To create the ombre effect I started with the darker butterflies at the top and then the middle colour and then the lightest at the bottom. 


To attach the butterflies I used a glue dot in the middle of one butterfly, stuck it to the thread where I wanted to position it and then stuck another butterfly to it in the same position and then bent the butterfly to make it look like it was flying. 



I really like the ombre effect as it adds more character to it. 

I think this mobile as really easy to make and can be done in stages if you haven't got a lot of time in one go. 

It would make a nice feature in a bedroom or playroom and you could change the butterflies to another shape like stars which I have done when I made one for my nephew. 

It would make a lovely gift too. Would you consider making one? Maybe you would just prefer to receive one as a gift? Let me know.



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12 Comments

  1. That looks really lovely. You're very creative and crafty x x

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  2. That's gorgeous! Do you have an Etsy shop? x

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    1. No I don't have an etsy shop, probably should though! Thanks for visiting. xx

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  3. This is so cute and I really love the ombre effect. I would definitely make one. I have a cutting machine that can cut out quite intricate shapes #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you. I would love to get a cutting machine like a silhouette , maybe one day!

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  4. That is gorgeous - you take lovely photos too. I have just googled the Martha stewert cutter though and I don't think I can really justify buying myself one. I might be tempted to try with the stars though - I could cut them out by hand. Thanks for the idea #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you so much. The butterfly punch is expensive but there are so many different punches that you can buy in craft shops and online, that you might be able to find one that you like and is not expensive.

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  5. Its looks so lovely and delicate! This would really make any room prettier =) #sharewithme

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    1. Thanks. It does look pretty and I love that is adds some colour too.

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  6. Wow this is gorgeous. So beautiful and love the photos. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Happy Easter! #sharewithme

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  7. Wow I love it! What a great idea.
    #brilliantblogposts

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