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
*paintbrushes
*wooden clothespins
*large round paper doilies
*pipe cleaners
*scissors
*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!

24 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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  3. Hello, Jessica, Love your blog and posted your tutorial here: http://fabricaarcoiris.blogspot.com/2011/02/butterflies-project.html

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

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  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.

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