How To DIY This Butterfly Mobile

How To DIY This Butterfly Mobile

1a82bd08754a20c35a6aadc5250489fb0702b335?auto=compress&w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Carrie McBride
Sep 30, 2011

Q: I've been totally obsessed with wanting to create a butterfly mobile for my infant son since I saw this very life-like one in David Lassinet's office in the Times' style magazine. Where can I buy one--or else find instructions for making something similar? I've toyed with dangling them from an embroidery hoop, but I'd rather use balancing wires like this one to make their movement look more natural--only I don't know how.

Sent by Sarah

Editor: Okay, creative types, what ideas do you have for Sarah?

I'll take a stab: It seems like you need to find a source for realistic looking butterflies and also wire. This mobile kit is inexpensive and includes 18 gauge wire that you could use. And I found some beautiful feather butterflies in the Supplies section of Etsy.

• Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here with the subject line: Good Question. (Those with an image get published first.)

(Image: Alexis Armanet/T Magazine)

Apartment Therapy supports our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home. You support us through our independently chosen links, many of which earn us a commission.
moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt