Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
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paper butterfly mobile

Butterflies flutter about on this paper crafted mobile. Cut the butterflies out and add a bit of sparkle with glitter, then arrange them to hang from an embroidery hoop.
Step 1

First, click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 2

Size the butterflies, if desired.

Step 3

Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 4

Now, click ‘Continue’ in the bottom right corner of your screen and choose the correct material.

Step 5

Place the first cardstock layer onto your cutting mat. Load the mat into your Cricut® machine, then press the blinking Cricut® icon to start cutting.

Step 6

Once your machine is done cutting, carefully peel the cut design from the mat. Set aside.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 6-7 for each shade of cardstock.
TIP: You should have a grand total of 36 butterflies: six butterflies from each shade of cardstock (each shade will have to butterflies from each of the three styles).

Step 8

Cut 15 lengths of transite about 36" [91.4 cm].

Step 9

Lay one butterfly on your work surface and brush Mod Podge® onto the middle part (the body), lay one end of a piece of transite on and then lay the other matching butterfly on top. Let dry. Repeat this for each butterfly.

Step 10

Now, add Mod Podge® to the outside body of each butterfly and add glitter. Tap off the glitter and let dry. Repeat for the other side of each butterfly.

Step 11

Separate the embroidery hoop pieces and use the solid hoop to hang your butterflies. Thread the beads onto the wire and wrap it around the hoop, securing the wire at the end.

Step 12

Start with the orange butterflies (or desired set) and tie each butterfly onto the hoop. Then add the yellow butterflies (or next desired set) below the first. Repeat for the remaining three sets.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 13

Trim the ends of the transite and the top of the hoop.
TIP: Add a bit of glue to each knot if desired to make sure the knot remains secure.

Step 14

Cut four lengths of yarn that are about 12" [30.5 cm] long to make a hanger for the top. Tie each piece of yarn to the hoop, then gather the lengths and tie a knot, then a loop to make a hanger. Trim excess yarn.

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