Dress up a door knob, Easter basket, or your baby girl's room (etc.) with this simple yet beautiful boutique-looking butterfly.
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
- 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
- Using the tack, poke two symmetrical holes through the top of the butterfly's wings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Add another bead. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the desired length of the wire is achieved.
- Repeat step 2, at the back of the butterfly, to secure wire.
- 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