Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cute craft project! under $10.00

Sense I don't have much to do and I don't feel like cleaning I have been doing crafts! I saw this craft about 2 months ago and saved the picture so I could remember it and now cant find the original post but I winged it and I like how it turned out! I decided that I would not buy cute things for my little girls room that if I wanted it to look cute I had to do everything by hand or on clearance. So far so good and I feel crafty!

So I tried to make it and I love it! Here is my simple version!
The finished project!!

You will need:

  • Embroidery Hoop thebroidery hoop: I got at Michales for 1.19 (only the solid hoop is needed; the hoop I used is about 14in in diameter)
  • Twine / String
  • Ribbon (1/2 inch or so width)
  • Ribbon (thin)
  • Beads- found @ Michaels for 2.00 each (make sure the hole is big enough to fit thin ribbon through)
  • Card stock Paper (I used 3 colors)
  • Butterfly Template or punch I found a picture online & printed it out then cut each one. I did 36 total (I wanted my butterflies to be about 3 inches wide)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon Punch (optional – is a tool used for scrapbooking that punches out two slits for ribbons to feed through)
first step:

1.Take the thread of any color and the hoop and make a grid. 3 across each way as picture(2) above.
2.take your ribbon & wrap it around the hoop(4). I hot glued the ribbon as I went to make sure it stayed.
after the ribbon is all wrapped around the thread should be a little tighter.
3.Once the grid is done you need to take the butterfly's and make 2 slits in the middle of them just wide enough for the thin ribbon to feed through.  You want a tight fit so that the butterflies stay put on the ribbons.

(4)  Start assembling the butterflies on the thin ribbon,   For the chandelier look I did a longer string in the middle and gradually have shorter strand toward the outside.  I did for 4 butterflies on my center strand (tied to the middle point of the grid).  Then I had 4 strands of 3 butterflies, 4 strands of 2 butterflies, and 12 strands of 1 butterfly.  The original post did beads hanging from the bottom of the ribbon but I hung them individually.  As a hint, find someplace to balance the hoop like between 2 chairs so you can look at the strands as you attach them to the grid.  That way, you can play with the length you want. 

(5)  I did not think it was shiny enough so I got some glue on sparkles and put them on each butterfly.

Now its finished! 

if it does not make sense let me know! have fun! 


What the Hale's?! said...

Cute Joni!

bruce ♥ chanteal said...

So cute Joni, I love it!

Lacey Lou Who said...

Your Prego! man! I am so behind! I had no idea, Congrats!