DIY Watercolor Butterfly Ephemera

butterflies

Using stickers from the Dollar Tree you can watercolor them in a variety of different colors and designs. DIY ephemera is unique and can save you money. Using the sticker from the Dollar Tree was easy but you could alternately die-cut your shapes as well.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image gives you a better look at some of the details on the wings. This was a very relaxing and enjoyable project. I love the results just as much as the process of painting them.

Unleash Your Creativity with Ribbon Butterflies!

Add a unique flair to gifts, decor, and more with these DIY ribbon butterflies. @GwenStudios

butterflies

Transform colorful ribbons into stunning butterflies with this step-by-step tutorial! Discover the art of crafting these whimsical wonders and add a touch of magic to your DIY projects.

ribbons

The ribbons I am using are wide satin ribbons from Gwen Studios. These are the perfect ribbons for this project and come in a variety of different sizes.

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logos

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

Materials:

materials
templates

Here are the templates I used, although they are not necessary. You can just cut two squares of different sizes and round the corners.

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Making 3D Butterfly Ephemera

Learn how easy it is to make 3D butterfly ephemera with this free printable. #butterflies #printable

butterflies

Butterflies are popular for crafting and these 3D butterflies are fun to make. Download the free printable and make as many as you’d like. Even if you don’t have a current use, make some to have in your stash. You won’t regret it!

parts

After printing out the free PDF file, fussy cut the butterflies out or use a Brother Scan n Cut to make the job easier. I used flower stamens for the antennae, a bit of glue to stack the butterfly shapes, and I added glitter glue to the edges of each butterfly. The video tutorial below will show you the easy process.

butterflies at an angle

The photo above shows the butterflies at an angle. You can see the dimension of each one and the glitter on the edges.

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Printable:

printable

Butterfly PDF printable

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Brother Scan n Cut
Brother Scan n Cut
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Flower Stamens
Flower Stamens
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Glue Bottles
Glue Bottles
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Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
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Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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Stickles
Stickles
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DIY Butterfly Earrings

Learn how to make butterfly earrings with shrink film and UV Resin.

final earrings

I was so happy with the result of these DIY Butterfly Earrings. When my daughters saw them they requested pairs be made for them too, so I knew I had stumbled upon something good.

stamped image

I began with a stamped image on Grafix shrink art film in white. StazOn ink is great for this process because it is made for every surface and stamps a rich dark black.

cut out film

After stamping the image and allowing the ink to dry, I cut out the butterflies with a small detail scissor.

colored in

Coloring the butterfly with water-based markers was a bit of a challenge on plastic but I have a few tips in the video tutorial to make it work.

size difference

See the size difference between the stamped image and after the film has been shrunk. I used a heat gun to shrink the film, a dedicated toaster oven also works well.

I colored the edge and the back of the butterfly with a permanent black marker. Then I coated the back with matte UV resin and the front with jewelry resin both from You-V. The cool thing about You-V resin is that it is a quick cure resin, less than a minute under a UV flashlight.

You can see the gloss of the resin on the butterfly now. Drilling a hole into the top of the wing prepares the piece for the jewelry findings.

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Grafix Shrink Film
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Jewelry Tool Kit
Jewelry Tool Kit
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StazOn
StazOn
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WRMK - All-In-One Tool - The Works
WRMK – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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You-V Resin
You-V Resin
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Making a Butterfly Mobile

Make a Butterfly Mobile with card stock and a free SVG. @cutcardstock #affiliate #sponsored @OfficialCricut

With CutCardStock’s Design Team

Today I am posting a tutorial on the CutCardStock blog for this Butterfly Mobile I made using three different colors of green card stock.

I cut all the butterflies and vellum centers on a Cricut Maker. Many companies I work with provide materials for me to use in tutorials.

Materials:

  • Embroidery hoop – center loop
  • fishing line
  • Cricut
  • Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Tacky Glue
  • scissors
  • binder clips
  • pencil
  • craft wire – gold
  • super glue

I used three different greens for the butterflies from CutCardStock (affiliate links). Pop-Tone Card Stock in Spearmint, Green Curry, and Dark Teal. And the insides are Cover Weight Vellum.

The image above shows how the binder clips were used to hold the fishing line in place before being stuck in place with super glue. You can also see how I wound and looped the craft wire at the top for hanging.

The free SVG file: [Butterfly SVG]

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Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
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Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
Scraperfect 32 Clog Writing Cap, Medium
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Cricut Maker¬ģ Machine
Cricut Maker¬ģ Machine
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Westcott 14849 8
Westcott 14849 8″ Straight Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
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Cut Cardstock
Cut Cardstock
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Cricut Standard Grip Mat
Cricut Standard Grip Mat
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Super Glue
Super Glue
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How to Fold a Butterfly

As a part of the Rinea Design Team, I have a post on their blog today sharing how to fold butterflies. The post includes a video tutorial. Check it out here: [butterfly tutorial]

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