This butterfly mobile is made from nothing more than a piece of cardboard & various scraps of paper & other easy to find items. Read on to find out how you can make your own.
Begin by gathering the supplies pictured below. To simplify this project, a sewing machine & a butterfly punch would be helpful, but are not necessary. I didn't have either available so a needle and thread and some handcut butterflies worked just as well. You're also going to need a glue gun or other form of adhesive (not pictured).
Now you can start making the framework of the mobile. Cut a strip of thin cardboard approximately 1 1/4 inches wide and however long you wish - depends how large you want your mobile to be. I just used the backing from a pad of paper we had kicking around for this. To create the scallop edge you could use large scallop edge scissors, a scallop border punch, etc. I don't have any of those things on hand so I used a bottle cap to trace a series of half circles along the edge of the cardboard strip. I then cut them out, forming the scallop edge & using a regular hole puch made a hole inside each half circle to create the faux eyelet border. Next, attach the ends of the cardboard strip
together to form a hoop.
Now punch four evenly spaced holes along the top edge of the hoop and using thread or other string, attach four lengths to the cardboard by tieing through each hole. Once you've attached each string to the top of the hoop trim each one so they're all even in length and secure them together. I simply tied them all in a knot, making sure the knot fell in the center of the hoop so the mobile would hang level. Now you can begin tieing the strands of butterflies to the hoop through the eyelet holes you punched earlier. Once you've attached all the strands of butterflies it's time to stand back and enjoy your lovely creation perfect for hanging in a baby's room, a little girls room or elsewhere in your home to add a little touch of Spring!