Saturday, March 22, 2014
Hello all! Angelica here with a quick and easy tutorial on making your own burlap butterflies. The March Kit, Salutations, has some pretty unique burlap flower sprays. So, I  thought to match I would try my hand at making my own butterflies.

You can get burlap by the yard at any craft store.  Here I cut out a 8 x 8 square.
 Step 1:
To make the burlap stiff cover in Modge Podge. Let it completely dry. I think you can use a fabric stiffener spray,  but I just used what I had on hand.

Step 2:
I used a die cut for my butterflies. You can also hand cut with a template.
 Step 3:
For a little more pizzazz, I took some cheese cloth and sprayed with Glimmermist. Let dry. Set aside
 Step 4:
For the antennas take floral stamens and bend in half. Ink them up for a darker shade.
 Step 5:
Glue to the larger butterfly

 Step 6:
Layer the smaller butterfly on top

Step 7 :
Add the cheese cloth
 Step 8:
Add your center piece. Here I used the bling that came in the main kit

Step 9:
Using glossy accents as an adhesive sprinkle on some glitter. The will also aid in keeping the edges from fraying.

Here is the finished butterfly! Totally fast an easy!!
Here is layout I made using the butterflies. I added gesso to go with the paint on the layout.

Give it a try!! We'd love to see your version on the Burlap Butterfly!!


48SixTime said...

LOVE THEM! Some people, like me, don't like to make these types of things, but love to enjoy the beautiful things others create! And Im sure that those who love to make beautiful things will be so happy you showed the process! (hope that came out right) These butterflies are so cool!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous, Angelica! Just in time for using in the history book I am working on for the ranch! Thanks so much!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous Ang, thanks.

Stephanie said...

Wow these are gorgeous Angelic and that layout you've used them on is beautiful!

Linda Storey said...

They are great. Thanks for the tutorial on making them. I'm going to give it a try.
TFS!! Linda ;0)

Sue Kendrick said...

Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial. You make it look easy!

Tracey Gregory said...

Love these! Thanks!

Maggi said...

Those are great Ang, thanks!

Amante del Papel said...

amazing and beautiful Tutorial!!!

Virginia said...

I wish I had seen this before I left for our scrapbooking retreat this morning. I showed a lady how to make a flower from burlap, but this butterfly would have been right at home on the pages she was doing!
I'm going to try this one! Thanks for the tutorial!

Amarilys said...

oh wow! these are amazing Angelica! LOVE them!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to find this tutorial!
I did not think to 'stiffen' the burlap with something
first; (before cutting) -thus mine would fray~
Thank you for sharing! Sure hope to try this.

Linda Pekrul said...

I love ANYTHING made out of burlap - and these are WONDERFUL! Love them!


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