Guest Blogging: Butterfly Wand Tutorial



Hey all I'm sharing my tutorial for these fun Butterfly Wands over at Southern Lovely today. I hope you'll hop on over and check it out.

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updated: tutorial originally shared on Southern Lovely reposted below
 
Today I want to share a tutorial on how to make awesome Felt Butterfly Wands. We made these for my niece's butterfly themed birthday party and all the kiddos loved them.

 What You Need
  • Wooden Dowls
  • Green Spray Paint
  • Felt 
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Ribbon

What to Do
  1. Spray paint the dowls green.
  2. Make yourself a butterfly wing and body pattern. I just free handed it. Cut out your felt pieces (you'll need 2 wing bases, wing details 2 sets (one for each wing) and 1 body for each butterfly).
  3. Sew the wing details onto one wing base.
  4. Sew the wing base front (the one with the detailing) to the wing base back leaving an opening at the bottom to put the stick in.
  5. Sew on the wing body leaving an opening at the bottom for the stick.
  6. Cut pipe cleaner pieces and fold in half to form a V. Sew the pipe cleaner on the head side of the body piece (I did this on the machine just going back and forth a few times)
  7. Curl the antennae with your fingers.
  8. Slide in stick (once paint has dried). 
  9. Add ribbon and glue in place with hot glue gun.
  10. Hand to the kiddos and enjoy.


Thanks so much Lindsay for having me! And if any of you try out the tutorial or have any questions I'd love you to let me know. I hope you'll stop by and say hi.
 

    Comments

    1. I love these butterflies! Very lovely! Liz

    2. These are super cute! Plus, I’m really sad all of your Hunger Games hype has now died down because I’m just now super excited about it. Oh well :) Thanks for linking up!!

      Kathryn
      destinationcraft.blogspot.com

    3. These are so cute! I’ll definitely be making one for my daughter! I’d love if you would link this up to my party. :)
      http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/04/love-it-and-link-it-up-3.html

    4. Those butterflies are really cute, and I love the bright colors! Thank you so much for joining me at Your Cozy Home Party!

    5. Wow! These would be perfect for a butterfly theme party! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share your party ideas with us?
      http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=27087
      Thanks, I hope to see you there!
      —Sheryl—

    6. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the tutorial was great! I host a weekly link party and I’d love for you to stop over and link up your latest projects at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/whimsy-wednesdays-5.html. I’m following via gfc and bloglovin.

    7. Charming:)

    8. Love these wands! My three-year-old would go crazy for one of these. Time to start crafting! Thanks for linking up.

    9. Very cute! Love these!!

      Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime!

    10. These are too cute! I know some little girls who would LOVE them. If you get a second, I’d be so thrilled for you to share them here:

      http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/shine-on-fridays-23-and-michaels-gift.html

    11. Those are really really cute. You are so creative!!

    12. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up.
      Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

    13. Very beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

    14. These are so cute! Perfect for a little girl butterfly party! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

    15. Just wanted to let you know this post is featured at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/04/sharing-saturday-16.html as the most clicked post from last week’s Sharing Saturday! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured button. Have a great weekend!!

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