Friday 29 March 2013

Easter Butterfly

This week's CASual Friday challenge is to make something for Easter but NOT a card so I thought I'd enter one of the butterflies I've made as Easter gifts this year.  I spotted them on pinterest a few weeks back but as I needed to make lots of gifts for boys, I tried to give them a masculine feel with darker colours and an added moustache!

I filled a 3 x 5 inch card bag with skittles but leaving a finger width gap at the top and sealed the open end.  I pinched the middle to form the wings and wrapped a pipe cleaner around to hold it firm and taught with 2 twists so there was enough left over to form the antenna.  The body is a clothes peg, covered with washi tape and a couple of googly eyes secured with glossy accents.  The moustache comes from the Crafts Meow "Fun(tache)tic" set - stamped onto card and fussy cut and again secured with glossy accents.  Very quick and easy to make but bright and cheery and lots of fun.


  1. This a great Tara and such a lovely idea


  2. This is awesome Tara and such a great idea! Great for kids' crafting too! :)
    Happy Easter!
    Lizy xx

  3. Very cerative. the googly eyes and moustache is cute.

  4. What a fun and creative Easter treat! I love the addition of the mustache! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. This is so adorable Tara! LOVE those candy filled wings!

  6. These are super cute! I will have to pin it for next year.


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