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Butterfly Hanger

Dress up a door knob, Easter basket, or your baby girl's room (etc.) with this simple yet beautiful boutique-looking butterfly.

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A sweet and dainty butterfly to flutter on a door knob, on a home/work wall, or even your rear view mirror. This welcomes spring and Easter, but it's cute year-round, too. For you or to give as a gift.

Approximate Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1 wooden butterfly (50 cents at Wal-mart)
  • 10 inches of 20-gauge (or any size) wire
  • assorted beads (or your preference)
  • 1 tack
  • 1 pencil

Instructions:

  1. Using the tack, poke two symmetrical holes through the top of the butterfly's wings.

  2. At one hole, string (≈ 2 inches) wire from front-to-back. Secure by stringing one bead from the back of the butterfly, and wrap the wire around the bead at least 3 times.

  3. From the butterfly's front, wrap the wire around the pencil about 3 times to form a close and short cork-screw. Slide pencil out of wire.
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  4. Add one bead that won't slide down the cork-screw in the wire (unless you'd like a looser bead and/or the bead to be mid-spiral).

  5. Next, about an inch from the first cork-screw in the wire, past the bead, use the pencil to make another spiral by wrapping the wire around the pencil 2 or 3 times.

  6. Add another bead. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the desired length of the wire is achieved.

  7. Repeat step 2, at the back of the butterfly, to secure wire.
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  8. All done. Dress up a door knob, Easter basket, or your baby girl's room, etc. with your beautiful, boutique butterfly.

    By Erin R. from Seffner, FL

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Turtle Tag: with strong thread, beads, and a wooden turtle

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Baseball Tag: rickrack, beads, and wooden baseball. Personalize (add name with a fine-tipped permanent marker) to give as a plaque to a coach for his office, rear-view mirror, etc.

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