Nicole™ Crafts Butterfly Terrarium

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Butterfly Terrarium

A lovely craft to accent your living space or use as a special themed wedding decoration. An ingenious way to invert a vase and create a special diorama.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1 1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Break off a 4 inch to 4 1/2 inch piece of branch, preferably from a bush. Set aside.
  • 2
    Remove lid from maché box. Discard bottom of box or keep for a future project.
  • 3
    Turn lid right side up on table. Turn vase upside down and place in center of lid. Trace around vase.
  • 4
    Carefully cut out circle from lid with craft knife for base.
  • 5
    Hot glue bottom of branch to center of base.
  • 6
    Carefully place vase over branch. Branch should fit in vase without bending. Remove vase.
  • 7
    Tacky glue small pieces of gyp to branches.
  • 8
    Carefully remove clip from butterfly and glue to branch.
  • 9
    Glue moss to base, covering it completely.
  • 10
    Place remaining piece of lid (should be a ring shape) over top of vase.
  • 11
    Turn base upside down and insert butterfly and branches in vase. Hot glue around rim to secure. Be careful glue doesn't drip into vase.
  • 12
    Turn vase upside down to rest on base.
  • 13
    Glue moss, flowers and gyp around ring.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1 1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Jar Vase 104641211
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Butterfly with Clip 2-3/4 inch 104745735
  • Nicole™ Crafts Paper Mache Round Box 4 inch 104741047
  • Offray® Stylish Accents™ Ribbon Rose Light Pink 10 pcs. 104188235
  • Offray® Stylish Accents™ Ribbon Rose Multi-Color 10 pcs. 104188236
  • Quality Growers Reindeer Moss Spring Green 104454848
  • Dried Mini Gyp Antique White 104580367
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife Set with Assorted Blades including No. 11 Classic Fine Point (2)
  • No. 10 General Purpose (1)
  • No. 16 Scoring (1) and No. 17 104135125
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • iLOVEtoCREATE Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Small Branch