October 13, 2011

Butterfly Party - Paper Butterfly Garlands!

Butterflies are floating through my mind permanently at the moment with Milla's butterfly themed 4th birthday next month so I have started to make some decorations - Yay!

I bought this gorgeous Martha Stewart butterfly craft punch on eBay


and some scrap booking paper in the colour palette of the party


then, with Milla's help we 'punched' butterflies until we ran out of the paper.


I mixed them with THESE cuties I bought from One Crafty Mumma & have started to make paper butterfly garlands.
They are so simple to make - just run a little cotton through your sewing machine first (so you have something to tie them to where they'll hang from with) then feed the butterflies through like you would fabric. I did them in no order or pattern and did some doubled up so I can then fold the wings away from each other to make them look as though they are flapping.


Excuse the terrible dark sewing room photo but I'm rather pleased so far, what do you think? I have more to make and plan to hang them everywhere on the party day to mimic butterflies fluttering around our yard.
Giggles

2 comments:

Miss Sparkles said...

Wow they look great!!!

Michelle Brown said...

I'VE BEEN LOOKING TO DO THIS EXACT THING. LOVE WHAT YOU'VE DONE. THANKS VERY MUCH.