A few weeks ago I posted a DIY tutorial making origami butterflies and today, I'm posting an idea of what you can create with these simple and pretty paper decorations - a butterfly mobile.
What I Used:
Origami Paper Butterflies
Needle / Thread / Scissors
Repeat this with all your butterflies [I used 7 to create my mobile]:
Once complete, they can be attached to the embroidery hoop. At this stage, just the inner hoop is needed and I decided to go for a spiral effect, starting the first butterfly with a long length of thread to hang and with each butterfly, for the hanging thread to get progressively shorter. Secure each butterfly with a knot and to hide this once hanging, place the knot on the outside of the inner hoop:
Finally, ties need to be made to hang the mobile. I attached four lengths of thread at each quarter of the inner hoop [again, hiding the knot on the outside], bringing the threads to the center, checking they hung the hoop evenly and then brought them together with a secure knot:
Vary the sizes, colours, patterns and papers to create different effects to suit your space and decor.
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