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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Blockheads Are Here!!! Butterfly Tutorial...

You didn't think I could let an entire month go by without putting a few of these together now did you?
I've had these in my head for a while now, just finally had a few minutes to get to them.
 
First up is this little cutie...
 
 


I tried to keep this one super simple. You just need a few things to make one.
 


2x4 Block cut to 5 inches tall
7 jumbo craft sticks
Scrapbook paper
Black craft wire
ribbon bow
*I used a leftover piece of a 5 gal paint stick for the nose but paper or craft foam would work too.
 
And some general supplies:
pencil and scissors
Mod Podge and brush
ink pads-black and red
paint-black, white, body and nose color
hot glue gun
 
Start by painting and then sanding the block and nose piece:
 


With the red ink, blush the cheeks, glue the nose into place, and add face details. Set aside to dry.
*Don't glue the ribbon on yet-makes your block sit uneven to glue the wings on!



 Cut your paper into 1/2 inch strips:
 


Modpodge a strip of paper onto each of the jumbo craft sticks. Trim off the excess paper with your scissors and then use the black ink pad to distress the edges.
Do this for all 7 sticks.

Make your wings next:


 
Cut each of the paper covered sticks in half.
Set them into 4 groups-2 top wings each with 4 half-sticks and 2 bottom wings each with 3 half-sticks
Once you have them in a pattern you like, glue the pieces together.
Glue the wing segments onto the back of the block-be sure the bottom set is even with the bottom of the block or she won't stand up.
 
Cut and twirl a piece of craft wire for the antenna and glue into place also.
Cover up the back ugliness with a piece of matching brown paper-I just used the glue gun.
 
Turn your butterfly around, add her bow and any other embellishments and she's finished!
 


Holler if you need any clarification!
The kits are available in my shop if you need it.
Happy Crafting-

 
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