Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day: Doily Butterflies

Here's my take on the ever happy and popular coffee-filter butterfly, use large paper doilies instead!

You Will Need
*paint or markers
*wooden clothespins
*large round paper doilies
*pipe cleaners
*toilet paper tube
*glue gun (optional)

scrumdilly-do it!
Set out yer supplies in a mess friendly work area.
Have our kidlets paint or decorate their clothespins as they will. Set atop your paper tube to dry.
Grab a doily and fold in half. This is just to mark the center of the doily so the butterfly has "even" wings.
Lace doily through the gap in the clothespin and gently bunch up the remaining bit of doily to create the wings. It may be easier to turn the clothespin upside down and then jam the paper in.
Cut your pipe cleaner into 2" pieces and fold in half. Use a glue gun or other sticky-tacky glue to affix pipe cleaner antennae to top of clothespin. You may instead, wrap one whole pipe cleaner around the neck of the butterfly before angling it to form the antennae.
Affix a valentine note or write a message directly onto the clothespin and use as valentines. You could also create a mobile or holiday wreath it's all up to you, Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. what a great idea! Aren't valentine crafts the best!?!

  2. These are just darling! I have left my run too late for this year but will definitely keep them in mind for next. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Hello, Jessica, Love your blog and posted your tutorial here:

  4. Ballancing the clothes pegs on a tp roll to dry is brilliant!

  5. Great tutorial, i like it very much, thanks for sharing

  6. I love the doily butterflies. Just added them to this list of great Valentine's Day Craft Ideas (including credit & linkback to your blog.) Thanks for sharing.

    Great Valentine's Day Craft Ideas for Kids


  7. Avoid thinking of money-saving techniques as restrictive — although they can often feel that way. We think about a budget as a spending plan because saving money doesn’t mean you have to quit spending altogether. It just means you have to prioritize some financial goals over others.

    Click Here

  8. Best Candid Wedding photographers and filmmakers based in Bangalore. We love creating beautiful imagery of authentic moments that evoke genuine emotion.

    Best Candid Photographers in Bangalore
    Best Candid Wedding Photographers in Bangalore
    Best Wedding Photographers in Bangalore
    Candid Photographer in Bangalore
    Candid Wedding Photographers in Bangalore
    Wedding Photographer in Bangalore

    “Life is about the moments that take your breath away”. We specialize in capturing these moments in the most beautiful way. Our Key focus areas are Pre-wedding Photography and Candid/Contemporary Wedding Photography. We have captured priceless moments from such events in various parts of India.

    Best Candid Photographers in Bangalore
    Best Candid Wedding Photographers in Bangalore
    Pre Wedding Photography Bangalore
    Candid Photography Bangalore
    Candid Wedding Photographers in Bangalore
    Pre Wedding Photographers in Bangalore

  9. I really liked your article and the photo is super. Thanks you.

  10. This is very useful information for me. Thank you very much!

  11. Very useful information for people, I think this is what everyone needs.