DIY butterfly mobile

In my opinion, no nursery is complete without a colourful mobile hanging over the baby's cot. I remember watching Alexander when he was only a wee baby, utterly mesmerized by the animals that swayed gently above him and how when he was tall enough, his many attempts at 'catching' them.

It really is the simplest things that amuse babies, and mobiles certainly don't have to be fancy or expensive to entertain them or bring them joy. In fact, here's a darling little butterfly mobile that you can make in less than an hour using a pair of disposable chopsticks and some old greeting cards.
 All you need is:

A butterfly punch
String
A pair of disposable chopsticks
Old greeting cards (mine are from Tiny Prints)
Scissors
Sticky tape
Method:

1. Punch out butterflies, you'll need about 20-25.
2. Stick around 4-6 butterflies on 5 lengths of string, equal distance apart. Vary the number of butterflies on each string for a more interesting look. Make sure to leave enough string at top to allow for handling and tying.
3.  Place the chopsticks to make a cross and secure tightly with string.
 4. Tight each length of string to the four ends and middle of the cross.

22 Responses to DIY butterfly mobile

Enara Girl said...

It's lovely Trishie :D
Did you do anything for the hair with the same butteflies time ago?
xoxo

Ananka said...

This is so pretty and so easy to make :-)

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

So beautiful. I love mobiles. We used to have them in the kids room, until they got tall enough to pull them all down, lol!
I might try to make one and make it shorter :)

Celyn PS said...

gorgeous! greaat DIY!

styleandchocolates

Kelsea Echo said...

This is BRILLIANT! I made a mobile for my boss's baby last year that required a lot of hand-sewing. It took foreeeever. I love that this one is so much more practical to make, but just as pretty!

<3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

kidgranny said...

So, so pretty & innovative! You are one talented mama :)

My Garden Diaries said...

Gosh!!! That mobile is gorgeous Trishie!!! Its simplicity just makes it that much more pretty!!! Love this pal!! Happy day you! Nicole xo

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This is so pretty, and so simple really, or maybe its just that you make it look easy!

Jessica said...

That mobile is so adorable. I think every baby needs a colorful mobile hanging above their bed.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Such a lovely !!
So so beautiful!!
trishie, you have great ideas♡

akiko

burntfeather said...

Okay the next friend of mine that has a baby, I'm going to make them one, how sweet and I love that you used items that are easily accessible :)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

So delicate and beautiful! Love the use of chopsticks!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love butterflies, and this mobile is so pretty!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it. We made my oldest daughter's mobile and that was tons of fun.

Anouk said...

OMG, so beautiful! Can I place an order to give these as gifts to my friends? I think adults would like them too!

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Rose said...

You are so creative and crafty Trishie! I love your DIY idea!

Used to hang a mobile for my 1st baby but after took it off, we are just lazy to install for my 2nd and 3rd child. Hehe. I dont think it works anymore.

Kati said...

So easy to make and so, so nice. Great idea!

-Kati

Sharon D said...

Wow..I really love this one! It's easy and it's elegant. I think it'd be a great addition to my balcony garden. ^.^

Sharlynn Ng said...

As a child and now as an adult I still love the look of mobiles and mini chandeliers! You've done a fabulous job trishie, it's such a pretty piece and yet quite simple to do!

Jane said...

very pretty!!

Beauty Box said...

So pretty - you are one talented crafty miss, my dear ;-)

Brandi said...

Simply beautiful! I wish I had a covered porch. I bet a bunch of these flowing in the wind would be perfect.