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Soft Sculpture Butterflies

Debra Frick

Imagine yourself at a yard sale and you just found the most beautiful blouse and they only want a $1.00 for it, but it is dated with those shoulder pads that they seemed to put into all expensive clothing. So you decide "what the heck, I will buy the blouse anyway and get rid of the shoulder pads."

Well if you are like me, you now have a stack of shoulder pads from clothing that you have bought. Ever wondered what you could make with the shoulder pads?

Well I have seen them made into the wings of angels at Christmas, but I came up with this idea to use them for spring. You can add a magnet to the smaller ones to hang on your refrigerator or hang them by fishing line in a window to brighten it up for spring. They also would make a neat decoration on a birthday gift or a shower gift. Add a pin back and they could hang on your drapes or be pinned to your tie backs to hold back your drapes or curtains. This is a craft that could even be done by kids if you choose not to use a hot glue gun. With this craft you have a thing of beauty for just pennies.

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Time to complete: A half hour

Materials:

  • two shoulder pads
  • 1 chenille stick or wired beads
  • lace or any wired beads or eyelash yarn You only need small amounts so any leftover trims will work
  • glue on gems or beads or ribbon roses or flowers to decorate
  • hot glue gun or quick drying glue
  • glue sticks

Instructions

Scrunch up shoulder pads in the middle and secure with chenille stick or wired beads. Glue lace to each wing and decorate with glue on gems or beads.

About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.

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April 6, 20080 found this helpful

very pretty!

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April 7, 20080 found this helpful

What a great idea, thanks

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I have a shopping bag filled with shoulder pads! Thanks for the great idea.

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