Want to make nylon butterflies this spring?

Want to make nylon butterflies this Spring?

 

There is always an inspiration behind everything.

 

I just love spring.

 

Spring brings hope, colors and happiness.

 

Gives you a reason:

 

To smile

 

To Celebrate

 

So, one of these days I saw beautiful butterflies in our patio.

Spring is here, that’s what they told me!

 

So, as I was having so much fun making beautiful flowers with nylon.

I thought how about butterflies! They will surely look cute!

Since I don’t have a daughter. I decided to gift it to a friend.

It will make a nice handmade gift for a little girl.

 

Let’s take a look at nylon butterflies frame.

 

make nylon butterflies

 

Make Nylon Butterflies

 

I had this ugly set of frames, which was not of any use until now.

Spray paint the frames white. Or paint it a brush for a distressed textured look.

 

 

I used to make a decorative frame with one. And used the other one for making a dry erase list.

 

 

Once the frame was taken care of. I started making nylon butterflies.

 

You will need:

 

  • nylon (stocking net)
  • #24 gauge wire
  • rings size (1) and (2) (you can also use anything round with diameters 1 and 2)
  • nylon thread
  • plier
  • beads and scissors

 

Make Nylon butterflies:

 

Wind the wire around the rings. Twist at the end. And cut the excess with the plier.

You will need 2 wings size (1). And 2 wings size (2) for each butterfly.

 

make nylon butterflies

 

Next wrap the wire in the stocking net. Gather at an end and thread it. Cut the excess of net.

 

make nylon butterflies

 

If you are new to nylon crafts. You can find complete details about material over HERE.

And a complete basic tutorial over HERE.

To make the butterfly.

Thread the two similar pairs together. Then slip the smaller pair of wings inside the bigger ones.

And thread them together tightly.

 

stocking net butterflies

 

Open the wings. And your butterfly is almost complete.

 

stocking net butterflies

 

Now flatten the wires on the back. And cut out the excess.

 

 

In the same way make 8 more colorful butterflies.

 

 

Now arrange them on the frame.

 

nylon butterflies

 

To make the body of the butterflies, I used stamens.

You can also use beads and pipe cleaners.

 

stocking nylon butterflies  

Hot glue the stamens on the butterflies.

And then hot glue the butterflies on a piece of paper.

I used a green polka dots paper. I like it as the background of my frame.

 

DIY butterflies tutorial

 

I love it!

I found a website VintageJS. And thought it was fun. I gave the picture a vintage effect.

Check it out:

 

nylon butterflies

 

Here’s my first try at making butterflies.

This tutorial is a little different from this one. Check it out:

Stocking net butterflies tutorial.

 

stocking net butterflies

 

I also like this Christmas tree decoration. I found this one at Butterflies Museum.

Loved the idea of using wire, beads and glitter to decorate.

 

nylon butterflies

 

Stocking flowers or Nylon flowers.

{handmade flowers}

 

For more beautiful flowers made using Stocking. Check out the link below:

 

 
You will also like:
 

Bendable burlap flowers

Bendable burlap flowers

 

Corn husk flower

Corn husk flower

 

Easy nylon flower bunch

Handmade flower bunch

 

Looking for more great ideas?

Check out our category FLOWERS.
 
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Updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.
 

Comments

  1. Dulce Sobremesa says:

    How delicate and beautiful! I will definitely try to make it some time!

  2. ReUseItNut says:

    I love butterflies and these make me think of spring…it looks like you could also apply this same technique for dragonflies too!

  3. What gorgeous butterflies – I've always fancied having a go at something like this myself!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  4. Mama Peck says:

    These are adorable! I quickly sent this on to my daughter who has plans to decorate her little girl's room with butterflies. Thanks for the great idea and tutorial. :)

  5. Mehjabeen Arif says:

    Those are pretty butterflies..

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  6. wow, those are really pretty! How did you ever think to make them? I am not good with crafts and even if I was the RA makes my hands hurt so I take things in spurts these days. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciteated it.

    Mary@http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

  7. How creative! And this is something I may be able to do without messing it up. LOL Following you from LinkedIn!

  8. learning table says:

    These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ahh! This is super cute & would make for a very cute baby shower gift! I'd love if you'd link this up at Sew Woodsy!

  10. Purple Froggie Clay Stuff says:

    That's a great craft.. thank you for sharing it.

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    I hope that you have a great day, and Congrats on the award!

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  11. wow…awesome creative butterflies…looks lovely..
    first time here..love your space..
    happy to follow u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime…
    Tasty Appetite

  12. beautiful hani, u did grt job.i know i made like them .keep it up

  13. radn@HouseonAshwelllane says:

    Lovely tutorial! I would love to make some butterfly clips for my daughter!

  14. heather {WhipperBerry} says:

    brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!
    kisses

  15. Plateful says:

    Those butterflies are so colorful, lovely and cute! Enjoyed the pictorial. Keep them coming!

  16. [email protected] says:

    These are beautiful Hani! I would have no idea where to start on a project like this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. It really means a lot!
    xoxo

  17. Melissa, The Happier Homemaker says:

    These are so cute! They'd be perfect for a little girl's room! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  18. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    Loving these!!

  19. Trish - Sweetology101 says:

    love these…you make me think that even as a craft IDIOT I could do these..so pretty.

  20. Rachel @ Lines across my face says:

    Beautiful! Also thanks for the tutorial on how to make these little butterflies. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-4-craft-link.html

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