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How To Make Beaded Paper Butterflies

Crafted with delicate care and attention to detail, these exquisite paper butterflies are adorned with shimmering beads that catch the light and create a dazzling display. Each butterfly is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring that no two are exactly alike. The combination of the intricate beadwork and the delicate paper wings gives these butterflies a unique and elegant look that is sure to capture the attention of all who see them. These beaded paper butterflies are not only beautiful to look at, but they also make a lovely addition to any home decor or special event. Whether used as a centerpiece for a table setting, a decorative accent on a shelf, or a unique gift for a loved one, these butterflies are sure to bring a touch of whimsy and charm to any space. The craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating each butterfly make them a truly special and one-of-a-kind piece that will be cherished for years to come.

Materials Needed:

  • scrapbook paper
  • assorted beads
  • craft wire (thin enough to be easily bendable. I used 24 gauge)
  • scissors
  • paper scorer (optional, but it sure makes the project easier!)

Begin by cutting a curvy butterfly wing shape into your scrapbook paper. To ensure the two sides are symmetrical, cut one side, then move the excess paper scraps to the other side, trace, then cut. Wha-la! Perfectly symmetrical cuts without having to fold down the middle of the paper.

Score 1/2 inch parallel lines across the entire paper.

Accordion fold the scores so you end up with this:

Pinch the center together and wrap tightly with wire. Leave two long ends of wire sticking out the top. These will be the antennas. Add beads if desired.

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