How to Make a Butterfly Chandelier-Free Download


I made this fun little chandelier for my girls’ room a month ago using my Back to Basic’s digital line. It’s been a cute addition to their room, and it was pretty easy to make. Check out the tutorial below.

Want to cut it with your silhouette machine (or any other machine that cuts Illustrator files?). Download the ai file here (not for commercial use or resale).It’s already set up with 6 butterflies to a sheet.


If you want a pdf version of all six butterflies already setup for you (if you need to cut them out by hand), don’t worry! I’ve hooked you up too.


Download the tutorial with instructions here:

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  1. Cindy E.

    I wish the pdf download would work (getting a drawing error). This is really beautiful and my granddaughter would love this hanging in her bedroom.

  2. samone

    I have the same error as Cindy

  3. Monica A

    This is just gorgeous!!
    I downloaded it with no problems.
    Congrats on being featured in AT!!

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  5. Rupali

    All ur projects are simple, easy to follow… and beautifully made… Thanks for sharing your work.

  6. Adriana H

    I just wanted to know how did you attach it to the light fixture??

  7. Robin Rakes

    Hi. I DL’ed the PDF & also got the PDF error- page 1 was blank. But- I scrolled down to page 2 & there was the instructions. Yea!! Thank You.

  8. vanessa

    I would like to make a chandelier similar to yours using owls. Can you please tell me the approximate size of the butterflies you used?

    Thank you.

  9. carina Post author

    The butterflies are about 2.5 inches to 3 inches. If you download the pattern you can also try to match up your owls to the butterfly pattern.

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  11. laura

    first, i sorry for my english, it’s not my language. but i wish the pdf download would work but i get a drawing error. please, can you post a new link, or up to the web the instruction, but in a different format, like .jpg?

    thank you.

  12. rachel verdi

    I love this project! I posted link to your project at a digital art/altered art/scrapbooking site where we love hybrid crafts (…thanks so much for sharing!

  13. fatma al bably

    it is a spectacular work .. but i can’t download it
    plz tell if there is another link

  14. LIsa R

    So pretty! Thank you!

  15. C

    Yes, I too am having trouble. It’s so pretty – would love to view it

  16. Vicki

    so beautiful and inspired. ♥

  17. sofia

    @Cindy. The pdf instructions work just fine. You need to update your adobe reader. You can do that here I hope that works for you

  18. Kaylee

    Mine said drawing error then i clicked okay and it still came up

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  20. Erin

    Does anyone know what size sewing hoops work best? Where is a good place to get them?

    Thanks so much!

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  23. Cheyenne Misa

    Thank you so much! This is very helpful! <3

  24. Trina

    I just wanted to know how did you attach it to the light fixture?

  25. carina Post author

    The light fixture I was using is one that lays flat against the ceiling. Because of that and because the chandelier was so light, I was able to use the twine to slide it beneath the fixture. So I attached the twine on opposite sides of the hoop and then slid it under the hoop. I did this at several different points to make sure it would not fall. I would also suggest using hooks with screws on the end to put those directly into the ceiling.

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