I cut the long strips of fabric into 8ish inch pieces and knotted them around my wire. I probably cut another 2 inches off once I tied them on, but they are easier to tie when longer. Not sure how many strips I used, but I was a woman on a mission and completed tying the fabric on in about an hour! I didn't create any sort of color pattern, I just tied them on and added different strips as needed.
It looks like a butterfly, right?
Just a glimpse of my strips of fabric-- not sure how much I used... but it was a lot!
One wing is finished!
And a beautiful butterfly emerges! Who knew?!
I may cut the fabric a little shorter... What do you think?
A shot of where it flutters! And if you are in Michigan and in need of a photographer, contact the amazing Annmarie at her website: http://www.photographybyannmariewalker.com/ She took that amazing photo of my Abby girl when she was 6 mos.