With Spring firmly in the air, so are butterflies, and I love these tiny winged visitors. Sadly, they don't tend to stay around for long, (flowers to see, nectar to taste) so I am putting together some great craft projects for all of you who love their intricate shapes and colors as much as I do.
is an ideal hobby where these critters will feel right at home. You can use them to decorate any number of pages from weddings and garden parties to children's birthdays and graduations. Not only can you use them on the pages, but you could decorate the cover of a scrapbook with them as well.
However, if you are thinking that these butterflies are just for paper crafts, then think again!
Because these products are water proof and fade resistant, they are even ideal for yard decorations. Add them to a bird house or decorate a gazebo. I had one friend who spent an afternoon hot gluing feather butterflies to the rafters of her porch, and the finished look was breathtaking. Add a few hanging strands of these friendlyflutterbies, and you really feel as if nature has flown in to visit. (You can decide whether the electronic butterfly with moving wings is creepy or cute.)
Butterflies make surprising additions to dried floral arrangements, giving a touch of vibrant color and texture.
Clear Cut Crafts have even shown how their butterflies have been used to adorn home-made soaps. If you do not feel adventurous enough to try the particular project described, simply tie your bar of handmade soap with twine and attach the butterfly on top for a rustic presentation. This kind of finishing touch is great for increasing sales if you market your finished products. Friends and family members will also appreciate the extra step when they receive your gift.
Take a closer look at Clear Cut Crafts' photo gallery for more fun ideas for decorating with butterflies, or follow them on twitter for more unique ideas and inspiration.