Butterflies – Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies

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Craft artists, you know how wonderful butterflies are! They can add interest, grace, and joy to many of your craft projects. Here is a tutorial for butterflies – beautiful quick and easy burlap butterflies.

 

Butterflies - Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies - tutorial. Burlap butterflies ready to enhance your projects

 

Butterflies - Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies - enhance your projects with a burlap butterfly

As craft artists, we tend to accumulate many items to add to our resources. We don’t throw away much, do we? So you may already have these articles to make burlap butterflies.

Items for making Burlap Butterflies

Butterflies - Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies items to make butterflies

 

Burlap ribbon

Some light pretty ribbons

7 cm jewelry wire

Bugle beads for the body

A small bead for the head

Long nose pliers to curl the antennae

Butterfly pattern

Glue

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Butterflies - Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies making butterflies

 

I was finding that the loose burlap weave was unraveling after I cut it. To remedy this lightly spray the back of the ribbon with glue, I used hairspray.

Making the antennae

  • Bend the wire in half leaving the bend as the tail.
  • Thread the bugle bead and the round head bead onto the double wire.
  • Spread the wires and curl the ends with the long nose pliers

 

The wings

Cut the wings in one piece using the burlap and then use the burlap as a pattern to cut your pretty ribbon.

Put a little glue between the ribbon wings and then some more on top to secure the body.

That is all it takes to make a burlap butterfly.

For variety, you could use paint or glitter on the burlap without using the other ribbon.

Butterflies – Beautiful Quick and Easy Burlap Butterflies, place your burlap butterflies on your projects.

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The butterfly on this project gives balance to the scene without distracting from the overall effect.

Do you love butterflies?

How do you use them?

 

Buy your craft supplies where ever you can find the best price. Heavier items like stones and sand are best bought at your local craft store.

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