How to make a fabric butterfly

Looking for something to dress up a door hanging or wreath? A butterfly made from tulle is a simple craft you can glue to a length of ribbon and hang to add a touch of springtime to any decoration. The project is easy enough for a child to do most of the crafting if you want bonding time with your kid, and takes very little time to complete.
For smaller butterflies, use tulle less than 4 inches wide and cut into shorter lengths. Several smaller butterflies glued to a 2-inch-wide and 2-foot-long satin ribbon would look nice hanging on the front of the door to a child's bedroom.
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Materials
- 2 spools of tulle, 4 inches wide: purple and white
- Scissors
- White pipe cleaner
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Instructions
1. Cut off 8 inches of purple tulle. Cut off three more pieces of equal length. Horizontally place the four pieces on top of one another and smooth them out.
2. Pinch the tulle pieces together at the center. Tie a tight knot at the center. Separate and fluff the tulle sticking out.
3. Trim the right side at an upward angle, starting 2 inches in from the bottom-right tulle edge and cutting outward to the top-right tulle edge.
4. Trim the left side at an upward angle, starting 2 inches in from the bottom-left tulle edge and cutting outward to the top-left tulle edge.
5. Cut off 8 inches of white tulle. Tie a tight knot at the center. Separate and fluff the tulle sticking out.
6. Trim the right side at an upward angle, starting 2 inches in from the bottom-right tulle edge and cutting outward to the top-right tulle edge. Round off the top corner.
7. Trim the left side at an upward angle, starting 2 inches in from the bottom-left tulle edge and cutting outward to the top-left tulle edge. Round off the top corner.
8. Fold a pipe cleaner in half so it looks like chopsticks. Pinch together where it folds and twist the bottom up 2 inches. Place the white tulle's knot in the pipe cleaner's "V." Twist above twice to secure the tulle.
9. Place the purple tulle's knot above the white tulle in the pipe cleaner's "V." Twist above twice to secure the tulle.
10. Spread the remaining pipe cleaner so it looks like antennae. Attach the butterfly to a wreath or in a location of your choice.
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