Our butterfly ball summer window simply makes us smile. It has been so lovely being creative and watching it come to life. We have had so many lovely comments below are some instructions on how to make!
- Clip art of moths and butterflies – free, search online an Pinterest
- colour printer
- lightweight transparent paper
- spray adhesive or spray mount
Step 1: Print one copy of your clip art onto a sheet of transparent paper, then flip the image horizontally (or instruct your printer to print a mirror image, if it has that setting) and print a second copy. You’ll be gluing these copies together.
Step 2: Spray a thin coat of adhesive onto the back side of the first sheet of paper. Let it dry for a few minutes to create a repositionable bond and place the second sheet of vellum face up over the sheet with the adhesive. Make sure the edges are lined up exactly (you can also hold your transparent paper up to the light and make sure all images are aligned). If not, your adhesive is repositionable, so you can carefully remove the top sheet and try again.
Step 3: Cut out the moths and butterflies, then fold the wings up on each side of the body. Because both sides of the wings are printed, you’ll get a more saturated, realistic look. Attach them with glue dots or putty, depending on the surface you’re adhering them to. (I used putty for my walls, mini glue dots for the twigs and bell jars)
Free clip art is readily available from a variety of sites. including Pinterest