Stocking net butterflies made easy

BUTTERFLY is an insect with slender body, knobbed antenna and four broad colorful wings. Who knew that insects can be pretty and lovely to eyes as well.  Butterflies are beautiful and they need no introduction. Everybody loves butterflies, they define the happiness in your garden. Butterflies have always been a part of craft, so why not make some pretty butterflies with stocking net. I tried to make many different types of butterflies, so you all have a lot of variety to choose from.
Make butterflies for your pretty little girls accessories like air bands and room decor, I am sure girls are going to love them. :)
Here is how I tried my hand at butterflies for the first time with stocking net. Have fun crafty friends!


  • Ring size (4) and (5)
  • Stocking net
  • Floral tape
  • Nylon thread
  • Wire
  • Plier
  • White glue
  • Tissue (napkin) paper
  • Acrylic paints
For complete nylon flowers material information see NYLON MATERIAL
  • Make 4 wings. 2 wings of the size (4) and 2 wings of the size (5) for each butterfly. Now thread the pairs of wings together. In this way you will have 1 pair size (4) and 1 pair size (5) wings for your butterfly.

Now I have 3 different types of butterfly bodies for you to try out. Lets check them out:

  • Take a piece of napkin/ tissue paper and shape it in any way you want the body of the butterfly. Also use some water to make the surface soft and easy to mold as you like. Now cover it up with stocking net and thread it at the back. Dab a lot of glue on one side and press against the wings on the side showing wires. For best results use strong glue. Hold it with pressure for a while to secure it in place. Leave it to dry over-night.
  • Secondly, you can try cutting some scraps of nylon and gluing them to the body of the butterfly where the wires are visible and this way also looks really pretty and original. The white glue becomes invisible on drawing. I took the picture when it was wet which makes it look messier in the picture.
  • The easiest and most natural look comes from wrapping a piece of tissue/ napkin paper over the wires and glue the ends over. Let it dry and paint it. I used acrylic paints to paint the body of the butterfly.
  • When done simply use wire and shape the antennas and fit over the body. I wanted to make the butterflies with it’s original colors, you can also use different colored nylon and paints. I am sure it will look more beautiful.
  • Your little-tiny-cute butterfly is ready. Shape the wings the way you like and your butterflies are ready to fly.

You might also like these pretty butterflies that I made earlier and were a part of my Christmas tree decoration. :)

  • Waiving the wings of the butterflies before covering it up with nylon gives your butterfly the look the white butterfly has in the picture below.
  • To make this one I used green wire to make the wings. Now loop a wire so that the 2 ends will become the antennas and twist the other end so that the beads don’t run down the wire.  Then thread in some pretty beads on the wire and glue it over the wings to form the butterfly’s body. You can also use glittered markers to make fancy motives on the wings.
  • This one has body made with cotton and glitter sprayed all over it. When your wings are ready simply pitch in the wires into the body and glue them to secure in place.
  • A big colorful bead perfectly fancy the body of butterfly. For the wings apply some glue on the sides of the wings and spray on with glitter, shake and remove the excess of glitter and let it dry.

I hope you enjoyed all different types of butterflies you can make with stocking net. Let me know your work when you try your hands at making them and if you already have made some and I am sure yours would be prettier, send them on.. Your craft is worth showing. :)

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  1. Wow – that is so creative!!

    I shared it on my Tatertots and Jello facebook page and linked to you :)


  2. hey thank you so much!

  3. Hello Hani…

    Its so nice to see your craft experties… looks very beautiful… A little girl will be the happiest if she has this in her room

  4. Tea Jurkovi? says:

    This is so great! Thank you for sharing, it is realy amazing!

  5. Thanks.. :)

  6. Thank you so much for admiring my blog, Yes I also so glad to see your blog, Really you have shared your skills so generosity.
    Keep doing this fantastic work and all my good wishes always with you.

  7. how lovely! I have never thought about making these. now I just have to find out what stocking net is and where to get it!

  8. these are super cool. I'm visiting from Fun To Craft. My craft blog is pretty new too.

  9. thanks everyone.. Love your comments they make me so happy..
    Hani :-)

  10. The Branches says:

    Wow! You are so creative! I love your blog :)

  11. These are sooo cute! I love butterflies. :-)

  12. The butterflies look beautiful… especially love the white one …

  13. Helen Sullivan says:

    Hi this is Helen. I love to do crafts. I’m not good at it but I have fun trying it. Thank you so much for showing me how to do things. God Bless my you and your family have wonderful Holidays. I’m a widow so this will keep me busy this year.


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