Monday, February 1, 2016

Paper Butterflies



Aren't these the cutest little butterflies!I tell ya, these are very addictive to make. You make one and you feel like making more...

So here are the steps to making these..



You'll need:
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Paper
Scissors

Steps:
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- Take a square piece of paper and fold it diagonally and press it.


- Open up the paper, so you get the crease line.


- Fold diagonally using the other remaining corners. Press it and open it up again. So now you have two crease lines running diagonally.


- Flip the paper and fold the paper in half and press it.


- Open up the paper and fold in half again using the other side, press it and open it up.
- So after all this folding and opening it up, so should have two diagonal crease lines from the mountain fold and two halves lines from the valley fold.


- Using the crease lines as the guide, fold the paper like the picture below.



- Fold the paper in half by bringing the pointed edges together


- Cut a little rounded edge in one of the corners, just like the picture below.


- Now open up the paper and you will have something like this.


- Bring down the top corners of the top layer of the paper, down to align in the center line, like the picture below.


- Flip the paper over


- Bring the bottom corner to a little above the top edge and fold down to lock it.


- Flip over the paper and you can see the fold we did in the previous step.


- Bring the top wings together by folding the butterfly in half and squeezing a little along the center line and then leave it. It makes the wings pop up a little.
There you have a butterfly!!



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60 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these! They would be adorable on a wreath! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

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    1. You bet Kelly! It will be beautiful in lot of things.. I was thinking of a butterfly mobile.. or even placing at random places throughout the house..:)

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  2. So adorable. Thanks for sharing the how to.

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    1. You are welcome Ellen! Thank you for stopping by..:)

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  3. These are beautiful. I think my daughters would love making these with me. Pinning so we can refer back to your great tutorial. Thanks!

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    1. That's great Rebecca! Thanks for pinning..
      My girls loved making these too..

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  4. These are so pretty, I think the polka dot paper adds to the cuteness

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  5. I love these, they're so effective and pretty especially with the mixture of pretty paper that you've used. By the way, what size of square paper would your recommend, or dies it not matter? Pinning this so I can try to make one for our young niece. #fStarFrouFrou
    Angela x

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    1. Hello Angela.. you can make with any size square paper...the size of the butterfly will depend on the size of the paper you use..:)

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  6. These are so pretty! Thanks for the detailed tutorial :)

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    1. You are welcome Cara...:) thanks for visiting!

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  7. such sweet butterflies! How fun to make and maybe do a mobile or scatter around!

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  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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    1. Glad I could join.. Thanks for hosting the party!

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  9. These are too gorgeous, and the paper you used is so delightfully bright and cheerful...pinning this for later - many thanks for a lovely tutorial! Hugs...
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you Kelly for the comment and your comment...:)

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  10. so beautiful indeed. I'd love to try it myself..

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    1. You should Indah! I am sure you will love making these..:)

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  11. I love anything with butterflies so I hopped over to your blog straight away! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I pinned and featured you today xo

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much Katherine for featuring me!!

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  12. These are adorable - I am grabbing paper to make some - thank you for sharing to Pin Worthy Wednesday


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  13. Wow, they're really sweet! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi..thank you for the visit and leaving a comment!

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  14. They are so pretty! I must try!

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    1. Definitely Annie, you should try making these... making these are addictive too...:)

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  15. I love this idea and the tutorial! My daughter loves Butterflies and I am definitely going to make them for her room! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Visiting from the bathtimefuntime blog link up :)

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    1. That's wonderful... I am sure she will love it...

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  16. So adorable! I love how they are 3-D and not just flat butterflies! :) Lisa

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  17. Great tutorial! I love your paper choices!

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    1. Thank you Roseann.. I love these paper too, so fun and soothing too..:)

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  18. Beautiful!! Great instructions - Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Glad you could follow the instructions..:)

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  19. Stunning - great instructions, thank you for putting this together for us! : )

    —Charles

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  20. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing the instructions. Love the paper you used too and pinned to share. #Snickerdoodle

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    1. Thank you Laurie for the visit and for pinning..:)

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  21. How cute. I wonder if it can be done with ribbon? Would make lovely hair ornaments for little girls. Although I suppose paper might work too
    Janice

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    1. hmmm, I am not sure if it will get the affect though. Also, I don't know if we get ribbons that thick to make the square good size to begin making the butterflies.
      But you do make a good point, hair ornaments for little girls will these butterflies would be fun..:)

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  22. They are so pretty, perfect for spring! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party this week. Pinned!

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    1. Absolutely..just perfect for spring..:)
      Thank you Teresa for stopping by.

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  23. Love these! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  24. These are so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess for the invite!
      Would love to share. Heading your way...:)

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  25. Origami usually leaves me frustrated, but these actually worked! And you are right, I'm going to have to make several more. Maybe string them as a garland?

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    1. That's a clever idea Susan...stringing them in a garland would be lovely..:) Thank you!

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  26. Oh I cannot wait to try these. I can see these fluttering everywhere they are gorgeous. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning.

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  27. My oldest has been very interested in origami lately. These would be right up her alley! Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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    1. That's great! I hope she can follow the tutorial and have fun making these 🙂.
      Thanks for stopping by Leslie..:)

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  28. I had to pin these! They would make an awesome wall decor for a girls room...hmm...maybe its time I redo my daughter's room.... Thank you for sharing! Great job. I love all your craft posts.

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    1. Oh yes. These would be wonderful to be used as decor. I have used them as wall decor too..:) I love it.

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  29. Your paper butterflies are so adorable. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us at Snickerdoodle. This is our Most Clicked Feature at today's party. All of the co-hosts will be sharing the feature.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature Beverly..:)

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