Make a butterfly bouquet to brighten any space with! This is a sponsored post with Xyron.
I know many people see butterflies and think of spring. In central Texas, fall makes me think of butterflies. Monarchs cross through here on their migration to Mexico, as do several other fluttering friends. I decided to capture the burst of color and movement when I created this butterfly bouquet.
Supplies Used to Make a Butterfly Bouquet: (affiliate links included)
- Derwent Academy Twin Tip Markers
- Derwent Academy Water Soluble Markers
- Derwent Academy Heavyweight Marker Paper Pad
- Xyron Creative Station with Double Sided Laminate Cartridge
- Martha Stewart Layering Stencils: Butterfly
- Craft Wire (at least 26 gauge)
- Clear packaging tape
Place the first part of the stencil set on the marker paper, and color in the design using a variety of colors. I liked using the brush end of the double tipped markers from Derwent Academy to color in the larger spaces.
Place the second layering stencil on top of the first designs. Use the fine tipped markers to color in the details on the butterflies.
Make two of each butterfly so you have a front and back of the butterfly for the finished project.
I used the water soluble markers to create some pretty monochromatic butterflies. I like the way the light and dark colors look together.
Fussy cut the butterflies, and place two together, to make the front and back of the butterfly. You can use a bit of adhesive (I used my Xyron Tape Runner) to help hold them together.
Roll the butterflies through the Xyron Creative Station using the Double Sided Laminate cartridge. I love this lamination because it is pliable yet sturdy. It will keep my butterflies from getting damaged while staying light enough to sway on the wire stems.
Cut the butterflies out. Use a bit of clear tape to attach a wire piece to each butterfly.
Arrange the butterflies as desired, then twist the wires together to make a stem. I put my bouquet in a small glass container and tied a bit of vintage ribbon to the neck of the recycled bottle. I love the pop of color that these “fluttering” butterflies add to my desk. Since the are laminated, you could attach them to toothpicks instead and use them to decorate a cake or cupcakes. There are lots of fun ways to use these DIY laminated butterflies!