Butterfly Chandelier Tutorial

**This tutorial is the for the butterfly chandelier kit that you can purchase in my Etsy shop here.   Please note, that the pink chandelier kit is no longer available and because of that, the butterflies are now solid cut.**
Custom orders are welcomed!  Want a different color and/or size?  Feel free to convo my through Etsy or email me at megitys@gmail.com.

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Congratulations! You purchased your own DIY butterfly chandelier kit. Your kit includes these printed instructions in black and white and access to this tutorial with color photographs. So let's get started!

Supplies

  • butterflies (please note that butterflies are now solid)
  • 1 package of Mini Glue Dots
  • fishing line
  • a 12" hoop (wood hoop shown, metal hoop provided in your kit)
  • craft wire
  • 15-20 yards of ribbon and tulle
  • white hook

 Let the fun begin!!

  Step 1: Take your hoop and make a criss-cross shape with your wire. Make sure it's secure and centered evenly. Mine doesn't appear to be centered, but believe me, it is!



  Step 2: Beginning with the center of the chandelier, tie one end of your fishing line to it. Do not clip the length yet, just leave it attached to your spool. Use one glue dot on the center of a butterfly, center it over your fishing line and press the other butterfly on top. Notice that your kit includes two different types of cut out butterflies. The solid butterfly attaches to the back with the detailed butterfly on top. Continue down until you are satisfied with the length. Mine alternated from lengths of four and five butterflies. Once satisfied with the length, clip the fishing line.
 
 
 
I found it easiest to attach the butterflies while the hoop is hanging. I secured mine to dangle off the side of the table with a very official crafting tool, a Tonka crane toy. This Tonka toy is not necessary, you may use anything you want to secure it. :)



Step 3: Continue attaching butterflies using the above technique working your way from the inside out. The order used was the center of the cross wires, then each corner where the wire was attached to the hoop and finally one or two strands in between each corner. Fill in your chandelier as much or as little as you want. 

Step 4: Tie tulle to the top of your hoop on each corner where the wire is. Be generous in your length so that you can make a full bow. Knot the tulle together and then make two large bows with the excess.


Step 5: Fill in the rest of the hoop by tying the ribbons into simple knots. This looks best with several different styles of ribbons and the knots going in different directions. I used a satin, tulle, sheer and grosgrain in soft creams and perfect creamy pink.

 
Step 6: Voila! The most adorable butterfly chandelier! Hang using the provided hook and enjoy!*



Now go forth and create for those you procreated!



 Any questions?

 Please feel free to email me at megitys@gmail.com.

 
*If hanging the chandelier over a crib, be sure to hang out of reach of baby. This chandelier is over an infants crib and although it may not appear to be, it is still high enough that the baby will not be able to reach when able to stand.
SAFETY FIRST!

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Linked to: Fine Craft Guild

13 comments:

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This is beautiful! Nice work :]

Kaylin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I need one! :)

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

oh, now that i see a close-up version of it, i realize just how beautiful it is. it's LOVELY!!

Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

Do join our next party again with a great tutorial. The party will open Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

:0-)

Cookie said...

This is beautiful.,beautiful..You Ladies on blogs have it going..Thanks to us that can't craft as well, GranmaCookie

Aimee said...

Such a gorgeous idea... and I LOVE your rocket ship version, too! I featured them here.

Bets Visser said...

Haai Megan- was looking for hand made butterflies and stumbled upon your page! This is wonderful and you are so talented! Keep it up girl!

jojo said...

SUBLIME MERCI BIZ

Johnson said...

Beautiful work about hand made chandeliers and also look good.

I want to say thanks.

tanz said...

hey where can i buy the all these stuff on line ,please tell me.

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weblink said...

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sandie taylor said...

This is truly one of the loveliest works of art I have seen for a long time. It seems almost celestial. I don't know if I am up to it, but I have decided I absolutely have to try. I have been ill for many months, and just looking at your beautiful images makes my heart sing!!
sandie

Nicole @ Chandelier Spot.com said...

mersmerizing, simply mesmerizing. I looove this butterfly chandelier

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