How to Make a Butterfly Out of Ribbon

When a butterfly is resting on a flower, I usually enjoy such a wonderful scene for a long time. Having had the same experience as me, naturally you will love butterfly craft as well. If you are fond of butterfly, our tutorial of how to make a butterfly will definitely make you happy. Ribbon butterfly looks just like a real butterfly except for a movable body. I glue the butterfly to a hair clip. Wearing a butterfly hair clip, you can make it stay with you wherever you go. Want to have this stunning butterfly? Then follow how to make a butterfly below.

Steps

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    Cut two pieces of 8.5 ribbon and two pieces of 6.5 ribbon (including grosgrain ribbon and organza ribbon). Wrap a hair clip with ribbon. Take out an 8.5 grosgrain ribbon; fold it in half; find out the center of ribbon by pinching it in the middle; glue the center of ribbon with hot melt gun; stick it onto the clip.
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    Bring the ends of the ribbon; loop them around and glue them down.
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    Do the same to glue a 6 grosgrain ribbon to clip.
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    Make the bottom half of your butterfly by looping the ends of 6.5 ribbon and glue them up.
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    Lay the 8.5 organza ribbon over the top half of the butterfly; loop around the ends and glue them down.
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    Do the same to the other 6.5 organza ribbon below. Then wings of butterfly all have been done.
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    Time needs spending on body making. Wrap two pieces of 6 ribbon around a pencil; fix the ends of ribbon with wooden clip. It is better to bake it at 275 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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    Cut the bodies to the right size and glue them down the middle.
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    Cut out 1 ribbon; cut the edges off from the ribbon. Hold the edges over a flame to make them curl up that will be used as antennas.
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    Glue the two antennas onto the top of your clip. A great-looking butterfly hair clip is formed.

Things You'll Need

  • Polyester ribbon
  • Organza ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Wooden clips
  • Hot melt gun
  • Hair clip
  • Lighter

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