Thursday, March 8, 2012

How To: Butterfly Embellishment

These butterfly embellishments are super easy to create & you only need 3 materials: chenille stick (aka pipe cleaner), wire & cardstock.

1. Cut butterfly wings from cardstock by hand or use a die cut (which is what I did.)

2. Cut chenille stick to fit in the center of the wings. Length varies on wings & your personal preference.

3. Cut a length of wire longer than you think you'll need. Wrap wire around chenille stick, so there are even lengths of wire on each side. Keep in mind that this will also create the butterfly's head, so do not wrap it too low. Curl ends of wire to form circles.

4. Attach butterfly body to its wings. Ta-dah! You have an easy butterfly to embellish your crafts.

This card was inspired by three different challenges - See below for details & links, so you can join in the fun & share your own creation:


Caroline Tan said...

Love the simplicity n colours used, simply refreshing!

Loves Happy Hour said...

cute!! love this!!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Great way of embellishing a plain butterfly! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

Shanna Shands said...

Your butterflies are so cute. Thanks for sharing with the Pixie Cottage.

Heidi said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage challenge.