Last week, my mom e-mailed me a picture of a nursery where she wanted me to see some of the artwork on the wall. What caught my eye though was an adorable butterfly chandelier hanging near the crib. I immediately thought this would be perfect in the corner of baby girl's room!
There's a few different tutorials on the Internet of how to do this, and I kind of meshed them together to create my own. Here's a run down of what I did:
Fishing wire (I used wire from the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby)
Paper for butterflies
First, I used my Cricut to cut butterflies out of shimmery scrapbook paper.
I figured out how many strands of butterflies I wanted. I tied 8 strands to the metal ring, long enough to hold 3 butterflies each. I then created a cross with the fishing wire so that I could hang more strands on the interior of the ring. I hung 4 strands long enough for 4 butterflies each mid-way on each wire. I then hung a center strand long enough for 5 butterflies each in the very middle.
Spacing the butterflies a about 3-4 inches apart, I applied a glue dot to the body of one butterfly and then sandwiched the fishing wire through the glue dot between it and another butterfly.
I added a glass bead to the end of each strand.
To cover up the metal ring, I tied short pieces of ribbon and tulle all the way around the metal ring. This was the most time consuming part, because it took a LOT of little ribbons to go all the way around.
I tied 4 pieces of white shimmery tulle to the metal band, so that I could hang from the ceiling.