L and I made these leaf prints back in October for the space above Baby J's change table. This picture is not the best but they are made up of a rainbow of beautiful fall colors.
I decided I wanted to make a butterfly mobile for above Baby J's bed like the one in the Micheal Olaf catalogue. When I started doing some research on the computer I came across this SUPER COOL idea. These butterflies are all made out of a recycled milk jug!! All you do is cut out pieces from a washed milk jug and tape them on top of the butterfly templates found on this blog. L colored in the colors with permanent markers and then I traced the outlines with a black marker. We cut them out and wound a thin pipe cleaner around the body using a couple beads for the abdomen and head.
The super tricky part was trying to balance them to hang. I ended up cutting four small pieces of invisible thread and glue gunning them to the top side of each of the wings. I tied the four pieces together and then tied a longer line on to hang them. Super complicated but they balance perfectly and are really stable.
The milk jug butterfly mobile was a hit with both L and Baby J!