Make Your Own Fairy Butterfly Barrettes and Pins

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Here’s a cute Spring craft idea from Disney Family!
What You’ll Need
Fabric ribbon, about 1.5-inch wide (the type with wire edges works especially well)
Scissors
Ruler or measuring tape
Yarn, embroidery floss, or thin decorative ribbon wire
Diluted white glue or glue sealer (such as Mod Podg
Small paintbrush
Low temperature hot glue gun
Faux gems, sequins, and / or other small decorative notions
Low-temperature glue gun
Metal barrettes or pin backs
How To Make It
  • 1

    For each butterfly, cut a 4-inch length of ribbon and a 3-inch length of ribbon. Tie each length tightly around the middle with yarn, floss, or ribbon wire.

  • 2

    To keep the ribbon from fraying, brush diluted glue or glue sealer on the ends (a 1/2-inch border should do). Once dry (it shouldn’t take long), trim the very ends of the glued portion to resemble butterfly wings, scalloping the edges of the upper set and cutting slight concave curves in the lower set.

  • 3

    Hot glue both pairs of wings together in the center so that the upper set slightly overlaps the bottom. Fold a 10-inch length of yarn, floss, or ribbon wire in half and wrap it around the center of the butterfly, threading the ends through the loop formed by the fold, as shown.

  • 4

    Tighten the center tie so that it is snug around the butterfly and then knot the ends together (the knot will serve as the butterfly’s head). For the antennae, knot both of the tie ends an inch or so from the head and trim off the excess beyond the knots.

  • 5

    Use your fingers to shape and fan out the wings just a bit. Then you can embellish them with faux gems, sequins, or other decorative notions.

  • 6

    Hot glue the finished butterfly to a barrette or pin back, and it’s ready to wear.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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