This is an easy Springtime craft that only requires paper and stencil, scissors and glue.
Sewing machine and grapevine wreath is optional.
Scrapbook paper, old sheet music, old newspaper or magazines (find the colors you like).
Use a stencil to create a variety of butterflies. You can use a scrapbooking paper punch if you have one; It is more consistent in its cutting perfection and is quicker to use, but the stencil has a variety of butterflies, which is nice.
Draw your butterflies on the backside of the paper
I used scrapbooking paper, but you could use any paper that had a pattern;
old sheet music, newspaper, magazine old books.
Cut out all of your butterflies.
Pick out and match up butterfly shapes
Glue them together. (wrong sides together)
I like matching up two colors, then you have a different color on each side.
Press both pieces together, smoothing all sides and edges. Allow to dry.
You may have edges that don't match. Once the glue is dried, Trim the white off of the areas that don't match. Bend the butterfly wings like a real butterfly.
You can run them through a sewing machine to create a banner.
I sewed them in every direction to create a hodgepodge of shapes and directions as they hang.
You can also glue them onto a grapevine wreath.
To create a soft and pretty springtime decoration for your door.