Here’s my Trick & Treat: a tutorial on cute little paper butterflies (great as an embellishment!)
Paper Butterfly Tutorial (I saw this on Papercraftcentral)
Patterned Paper (I used one sided regular weight paper)
Ribbon/ twine/ raffia
Pen to trace template
Step 1: create your template: you can use a compass if you want the circle part to be perfect or trace something round such as as a small glass or lid. You can make this in any size. I just did mine freehand.
Step 2: next cut out your template and trace it onto your patterned paper. Cut the shape out of the patterned paper.
Step 3: Fold the entire shape in little accordion folds. Use a bone folder to make the folds sharp. If you have one of those handy little paper crimpers, that would work really well here too. (I wish I still had mine!)
Step 4: tie a piece of ribbon or rafia around the center of the shape, then pull all the edges out to create the butterfly!
This is quick and easy and it’s a great way to use up scraps of paper!
Lea Swan says
Very creative! Nice little added touch to any project… I love these =)
Rose Stannell says
I love this idea. TFS!
Lee-Anne Thornton says
This is super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!
Angela Holt says
Super Cute!! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!!
Martine Labelle says
such cute little butterflies! and easy too! tfs!
Very cute! TFS.
Shirley B says
OMG!! These are just too sweet!! TFS!
Betsey Terry says
cute butterflies…glad to see you so scrappy again!!
Heather Robertson says
wonderful butterflies – great idea
Great idea for using scraps – beautiful butterflies. 🙂
Nancy Parker says
What a great way to use up scrap paper & create a great embellishment. Thanks for the tip.
Erika Bardo says
Sandra S. says
These are just beautiful!!! TFS!
Those butterflies are too adorable! TFS!
JoAnn B. says
These are adorable and will make a great embillishment. Thanks for the tutorial.
Cheryl P says
Thanks for this tutorial! Love it!!
Diana Enns says
What a great tutorial – I will be playing with this butterfly soon.
Faye Marie says
What a great idea!! I would have never thought to make butterflies that way!
Heather H. says
Adorable butterflies!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!
Celeste B. says
Great little butterflies and so easy too.
Courtney V says
Those butterflies are just too adorable!! love them! thanks for the tutorial!
Sarah N. says
Awesome tutorial Jess!! =)
I love it
tks for sharing
So cool! I would imagine a wreath filled with these! Thank you!
Deb Long says
What a great tutorial – thanks!!
Jacquelin G says
These are so cute! Thanks Jess!
Those are soooooo cute! Great for card embellishments!
So cool! Love these butterflies!
These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Corinne Braun says
too cute! thanks for the idea!
So neat!! going to try with my kids in the morning.. Thanks
vickie moore says
Simple yet very neat!! Love it! TFS!!
sherri p says
that butterfly is really cool. i will have to give that a try
Fabulous Butterflies!! Too cute!!
SHerry Murphy says
Adorable project! Thanks for sharing!
Great use for small left overs! Nice little embellishment for any project.