Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Dragonfly

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Dragonfly

Looks cute when hung by a window!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the glue.
  • 2
    Cut a small section off the short ends of the 5-7/8 inch Styrofoam egg and the 3-13/16 inch Styrofoam egg. Glue the cut ends together, holding until secure. This will serve as the body and the beginning of the tail.
  • 3
    Cut a small section off the short end of five 2-1/2 inch Styrofoam eggs. Glue one cut end to the beginning of the tail, holding until secure. Glue the other four end to end as shown to create tail, holding each Styrofoam egg until secure before gluing the next.
  • 4
    Cut a flat section off the front of the body. Cut a flat section lengthwise off a 3-13/16 inch Styrofoam egg. Glue these flat sections together to create head.
  • 5
    Cut a 2 inch Styrofoam ball in half. Carve out some of the Styrofoam from the center of the cut side on each half. Cover each half with Hot Pink mesh, securing with t-pins on carved-out sides to create eyes. Glue eyes to head as shown.
  • 6
    Cover head, body and tail with Lime mesh tubing, gluing to secure.
  • 7
    Cut six 12 inch pieces of stem wire. Bend one piece 1 inch from end, bend in opposite direction 5 inch from previous bend and bend in opposite direction 4 inch from previous bend. Repeat this method with the other five wire pieces. Push all six into body as shown. Use floral pins to secure if necessary.
  • 8
    To make a wing, twist five cloth-covered wires together. Repeat. Twist the ends of both twisted wires together to make a circle. Form circle into a wing shape with center point being 3-1/4 inch wide and one end into a point. Glue onto White/Iridescent mesh. Cut mesh tubing close to wire. Repeat three times for a total of four wings.
  • 9
    Bend pointed end of one wing down. Secure into top of body with floral pins under mesh tubing. Repeat with other three wings.
  • 10
    Cover open spaces made on body by gluing pieces of Lime mesh tubing on top.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Iridescent White 104573303
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 10 inch x 10 yard Metallic Hot Pink 104780543
  • Darice Expressions Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Lime with Metallic Lime 104718754
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ostrich Egg 5-7/8 inch x 3-7/8 inch 104183723
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Egg 3-13/16 inch x 2-13/16 inch 2 pc. 104183721
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Hen Egg 2-1/2 inch x 1-7/8 inch 6 pc. 104183717
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Panacea Cloth Wire White 32 gauge 18 inch 12 pc. 104679776 (4)
  • Panacea Stem Wire 16 gauge 18 inch Green 104179233
  • Nicole™ Crafts Floral Greening Pins 150 pc. 104186731
  • Dritz 1-1/2 inch T-Pins 35 pc. 104239813
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Scissors
  • Ruler