Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here today while Allison is on blogging maternity leave. My name is Marie and I chronicle my efforts to create beauty through cooking and crafting on my blog Scissors and Spoons.
Today, I am sharing with you how I made pretty paper butterflies using tape, glue, permanent markers, and pipe cleaners. The paper magnolia in the picture below is from my post on DIY Paper Magnolias.
These butterflies cast beautiful shadows when the sun shines through them. They remind me a bit of stained glass.
To make the butterflies, I first drew the silhouette of butterfly wings in Silhouette Studio using the shape drawing tools. I then cut out the butterfly wings on my Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have a Silhouette you can cut the wings by hand using a craft knife and a mat.
I placed a wing section on a piece of packing tape about two and a half times the size of the section.
I colored the sticky side of the tape inside the wing with a permanent marker.
Folded the tape over so that the wing section was sandwiched inside the tape. Used the end of a marker to push out any of air bubbles.
Cut the excess tape from around the wing. I repeated the above steps with the remaining three wing sections.
Looped the end of a pipe cleaner to make the body of the butterfly and cut off the excess.
Used a hot glue gun to glue the wings to the body and a suction cup to the butterfly. I attached small suctioned cups to some of my butterflies so that I could hang them in the window, but I think they’d also be cute hung on a mobile, incorporated into a paper flower bouquet, or used in place of a bow on a gift. In my post today on Scissors and Spoons, I describe how I used these butterflies to make a Butterfly Jar.
To make the butterflies, I used the following: Black paper, clear packing tape, permanent markers, scissors, pipe cleaners, hot glue gun and glue, template (not to scale), Silhouette Cameo (you could also use a craft knife and mat), and small suction cups.
Please stop by Scissors and Spoons to check out some of my other project tutorials:
Thanks for reading everyone!
And Allison, thanks for having me here on A Glimpse Inside. I hope that you are enjoying spending time with Baby M. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!
Thanks for sharing Marie!