The One with the Butterfly Chandelier


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I was so excited when I came across this butterfly chandelier on Pinterest. I just HAD to make one of my own!
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I was even more excited after digging around the internet to find the original source on Second Sister Suaviloquy. My excitement was pegged when I emailed April and asked how to make this stunning chandelier and she told me to call her. So one day while in Washington on Spring Break I called her and got a list of supplies and a quick how-to tutorial. I've been working on it all weekend and finished late last night.
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Supplies: 
- 12" and 8" foam wreaths
- large assortment of patterned paper in colors of your choosing (I used lines from American Crafts like Peachy Keen, Hello Sunshine, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, and more)
- 1 yard of white muslin
- scissors
- 2 binder rings: one large, one small
- pearl and heart stickpins
- assortment of butterfly punches (these are all by Martha Stewart Crafts)
- Silhouette Cameo for die cutting extra large butterflies
- variety of ribbons, trims, pearl strands, tulle, sequin strands, etc.
- 12 feet of plastic chandelier garlands (I found these ones from Koyal Wholesale)
- hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
- staple gun

I spent three hours punching and die-cutting hundreds, if not thousands, of butterflies! I even ran out and had to punch more.
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One important step is to wrap the foam wreaths with muslin strips in preparation for hot gluing all the butterflies in place - otherwise the glue will melt the foam.
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Also, it's MUCH MUCH easier to work on if the chandelier is dangling.
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All done!
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Now it's hanging above Jane's crib. Hopefully she'll love it as much as I do!
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Next project: altering frames and canvases.

29 comments

  1. OH WOW PAIGE! This is absolutely amazing!! :))

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  2. amazing! wow, you are so super talented, i wish i had your patience and creativity. little jane is a lucky girl. i can't even imagine what it looks like in person.

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  3. Wow..this is stunning! Lucky baby Jane! Love it!

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  4. Whoa! I love it! So pretty next to the quilt your mom made too!

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  5. Oh my!!!This is just awesome Paige. My little one saw it while I was surfing and now she wants 1 for her room...lol.

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  6. Um, WOW. You are so talented, I think I may have to copy this....if mine turns out to be a girl that is! And I L-O-V-E the quilt your Malm made!

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  7. okay, officially in love! her side of the room is coming along beautifully!!!
    xo TJ

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  8. wow! love it! what an awesome idea and craft to make

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  9. awesome, I can't imagine the time you put into this project but it turned out so pretty!

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  10. Oh, Paige! LOVE this to pieces! What a treasure, and baby Jane is so lucky to have such a creative Mommy!

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  11. SO FUN!!! Your daughter will love laying there looking at it.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the bright, girly colors and materials you used. So whimsical, I know your baby girl will love it!

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  13. GORGEOUS!! So pretty, and Jane's room is lovely!

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  14. Paige that is just gorgeous, Jane is going to be one lucky little girly girl!! I loved that when I saw it on April's blog last year, and you did an amazing job with it!

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  15. Paige, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    I want to hire you to make ME one for my studio!

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  16. super cute! Her room is going to be adorable ;)

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  17. LOVE all the butterflies and papers you've used. I think this butterfly chandelier looks with your mom's quilt! BEAUTIFUL:)

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  18. OhmyGOSH! I can't believe you did that! It's AMAZING!!! Well done. :-)

    And how cool is April for sharing with you over the *phone*?! Yay! :-D

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  19. This is my favorite project you've ever made! Baby Jane is going to love it :)

    p.s. Her room is freaking adorable! I'm loving the sonograms with the pom pom garland.

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  20. okay wow- this is beyond incredible! love it. I can't imagine how long that took you. ha! xo

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  21. Everything looks so beautiful! You've got the touch Paige. Can't wait to see what her room looks like when it's done!

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  22. this looks great! i want to try something similar, but was wondering how you attached the wreaths together - it looks like they are just floating!

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