DCWV Butterfly Banner

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by Kathy Dobson, DCWV

DCWV Butterfly Banner

Decorate a room with butterflies!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Punch small butterfly shapes from gauze paper until you have enough butterflies to create a banner in your desired size. Fold each butterfly in the center. (If you cannot find a small butterfly punch, draw and cut out a 1 inch x 3-4/ inch butterfly on enough piece(s) of gauze paper until you achieve this same purpose.)
  • 2
    Punch large butterfly shapes from corrugate paper. Fold in the center and curl the wings back. (If you cannot find a large butterfly punch, draw and cut out a 2 inch x 1-5/8 inch butterfly on enough piece(s) of corrugate paper until you achieve this same purpose.)
  • 3
    Adhere the small gauze butterflies to the corrugate butterflies. Wrap jute around the center of each butterfly to make the body. Tie a knot for the head. Leave the ends of the jute about 1 inch long to make the antenna.
  • 4
    Cut large tag shapes (approximately 5 inch x 3 inch) from woven paper. Punch a 1/4 inch hole in the top of each tag.
  • 5
    Cut rectangles from the cork slightly smaller than the tag shape (approximately 2-3/4 inch x 4-1/8 inch). Round the corners of each rectangle to match the corners of the tags. Adhere the cork rectangles to the tags.
  • 6
    String the tags onto the jute. Use small clothespins to hold tags in place.
  • 7
    Adhere the layered butterflies to the center of each tag.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DCWV 6 inch x 6 inch Paper Pad The Gauze Paper Stack 104824185
  • DCWV 6 inch x 6 inch Paper Pad The Corrugate Neutrals Stack 104824193
  • DCWV 6 inch x 6 inch Paper Pad The Woven Paper Stack 104824191
  • DCWV 6 inch x 6 inch The Adhesive Cork Stack 104824181
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Classic Butterfly Medium 104609378 and Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Country Butterfly Extra Large 104791909 (see steps 1 and 2 if you cannot find Butterfly Punches)
  • Fiskars Tag Maker Punch Standard 104815827
  • McGill Hole Punch Round 1/4 inch x 2 inch 104094611
  • Canvas Home Basics Mini Clothespins 25 pc. Natural 104513264
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Jute/Twine 330 inch 104146392
  • Adhesive (such as Elmer's CraftBond Glue Stick Extra Strength 0.88 oz. 104148370)
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101 or Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil