These are just a few of the fun butterfly ideas I’ve found around lately. They’re all pinned here (along with some other spring-inspired décor!)
2: Peach and pink paper butterfly garland found here
3: Paper butterfly decoration found here
The pattern sheet that I created for the butterflies has four sizes on it (tiny, small, medium & large). I thought the large size would make a lovely garland, and as it turns out, the medium size is perfect for making a butterfly canvas art! Again – no sewing!
Here’s what you’ll need:
one 16” x 20” canvas
hot glue gun
First you’ll need to print the butterfly applique shapes page from here. Then trace the medium size butterfly 9 times on to some HeatnBond Ultrahold and then cut out roughly around each shape.
Using the instructions on the package, iron each butterfly to the wrong side of a fabric scrap. Cut out along the lines, and peel off paper backing.
Then iron the butterflies to the wrong side of another fabric scrap. It can be identical fabric, or a coordinating fabric. Be creative!
Now carefully cut around the butterfly, just a bit inside of the first butterfly piece. You now have a stack of pretty, two-sided butterflies!
To crease each butterfly, fold in half and press with iron for 6 or 7 seconds. To keep the crease nice and crisp I picked up each butterfly with my scissors and held it there for a few seconds to let it cool.
Using a hot glue gun, lay a bead of glue on the pencil markings and gently press the butterfly body (not the wings) onto the glue. I used a pen lid to press it in place along the crease, just to make sure it was fully adhered.
Within just a few minutes my no-sew butterfly canvas was done!
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