Friday, May 16, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly Hairpins

I saw a version of these on a well known retail site...for $5 each!  Each butterfly was $5!  I had to make my own and I knew it wouldn't cost me a thing~

DIY Butterfly hairpins, Butterfly bobby pins


 Here's what you need if you want to make your own pretty picks:


 -Go on the internet, find some pretty butterfly images, and print them out onto regular copy paper
-1 acetate sheet
-Mod Podge and sponge brush
-scissors
-small hole punch
-bobby pins
-optional: craft glue

Steps:
1) The first thing you need to do is cut out some butterfly images from your printouts.  I just happened to have these laying around, you don't need this many.


 2) Crack open your Mod Podge and sponge it onto the FRONT of your butterfly.


 3) Now lay it down, face first, onto your acetate sheet.


4) Do the same with the rest of your cut outs, leaving a bit of room in between.


5) It will feel like it's dry almost instantly but let it set for at least an hour.  See that milky look under the acetate?  Just be patient.  When that's gone you can go onto the next step.


6)  All dry?  All right, now you can cut out your butterflies, again, but this time going through the acetate.

Ooooh!  So glossy!
7) If you have a really small hole punch, punch two holes down the middle of the body of the butterfly.


8) Now just thread your bobby pin through the holes, squiggly side down.

There's no need to glue.  It's on there for good.
If you don't have a tiny hole punch like I do, then you can pull out your hot gun or craft glue and just adhere your butterfly to the flat side of your bobby pin.

That's it!  Just a few easy steps and you can have a whole swarm, flight, or kaleidoscope of butterflies!



Have you ever tried taking a picture of the back of your own head?
It's harder than you would think!

I think these could come in super handy for a wedding or any other special occasion.  What other insects would you try?  Maybe dragonflies?   Leave a comment~

I had a real live lady bug in my hair today, trust me, they're not so cute on your head.


11 comments:

azteclady said...

Very creative, I like it.

GJ said...

The butterflies are stunning and very clever. I am thinking a butterfly bouquet. Thanks for the tute.

Bobbie S said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Exchange

Laura Silva said...

These are gorgeous!

anastasia anezinis said...

These are awesome!!!
congrats

anastasia anezinis said...

These are awesome!!!
congrats

anastasia anezinis said...

These are awesome!!!
congrats

Ana Lopes said...

Adorable! Love your cheerful butterflies!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ana Lopes said...

Adorable! Love your cheerful butterflies!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love these, Tamara!!! Super cute, going to do this with my daughter!! Pinning!

Annie said...

They are beautiful!! I did not think they were made of paper! Amazing!

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