Inspired by the Heartland Paper mobile (found via Pinterest) I made one for Erin's bedroom makeover.
It's really very simple (Heartland paper has a step by step and a materials list so I'll let you click over there for the list). I cut out two butterflies for every one I wanted on a string so they could be glued together around the fishing line. So, each string has 5 butterflies but it's made from 10 punches.
I folded them a little using a straight edge (a butter knife in this case) so that the wings would stick up a bit.
I precut all of my butterflies and fishing line and then I started gluing them to the line. I didn't measure the distance but rather just eyeballed it to "close enough". The Elmer's glue Glue-All dries a little faster than the regular stuff and was perfect for this.
I ended up with 8 rows of 5 butterflies for the outside and 4 rows of 6 for the inside (but on the same size string).
For the metal ring on mobiles someone suggested buying a grease splatter shield from the dollar store and removing the middle for an inexpensive ring. It worked perfectly and was super cheap (does anyone know who said that because I can't remember which blog to give credit for the idea. I'll update this if someone knows). Next I tied the string onto my metal ring and then added bits of ribbon around the edges and to the fishing line across the middle. A little extra ribbon is perfect for hanging it and hides the tack that's in the top to hold it to the ceiling. It's so light that a single tack seems to be more than enough to keep it there.