Are you ready to make a DIY butterfly? With just a few items from the dollar store, you can make this solar creature for just $2!
DIY Butterfly Materials Needed:
DIY Butterfly Directions:
I covered my space with a drop cloth and you can use other things like a paper plate, and aluminum foil for this easy project.
1. position the hangers
Place the hangers so that they all touch in the center and the hooks touch on either side to make the outline of a butterfly.
2. Hot glue the pieces together
I started by hot gluing the hangers in the center together. I started with hot glue to hold everything steady.
Next I hot glued the hanger hooks together to hold them in place.
Depending on where you are placing them, hot glue will not hold up well with hot and cold temperature fluctuation. You’ll want to reinforce them with something of your choice like any of the following:
- Gorilla Glue
- Pipe cleaner
- Zip ties
I am using a clear fishing line to hold them together. This will secure them, and be clear to the eye.
You can leave the hangers plain or you can decorate them with any of the following materials:
- glitter glue
- glow in the dark paint
- spray paint
- pipe cleaners
- acrylic paint
- 3d butterfly stickers
This can be a fun activity for kids.
3. Place and attach a solar light in the middle
I placed a solar light on the center of the butterfly. The solar light would become the head and body of the butterfly to complete the butterfly shape. I attached the solar light to the wings using the fishing line. You can also reinforce this with some hot glue or glue of your choice.
I created 3 butterflies with red, white, and blue hangers, and use colored solar lights to match the hangers for the heads and bodies. You can use many colors. I added a little fishing line between the top two wings so that I could hang the butterflies. Aren’t these beautiful butterflies? Are you ready to make some butterfly crafts of your own? It’s another beautiful way to decorate your yard.
5. Hang your diy butterfly
Some places and different ways you can hang your DIY butterflies include:
- Shepard hook
- tree branch
- with a command hook on a wall
- inside on a wall
- on a fence
I hung my white butterfly in my front yard on a blank brick space where it could stand out.
I hung my blue one out in the yard on a Shepard hook above our fresh flowers.
I also made one and painted it with glow-in-the-dark paint. Be careful when choosing your glow-in-the-dark paint to make sure it will glow with just the sun and not black light.
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