How Do You Make A Feather Butterfly?

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• Purchase and gather your supplies in a clean work area. Colors and sizes of your materials is dependent on what the decorations will be used for. The feathers should be purchased in the ideal color, but butterfly bases can be painted before you begin or adorned with beads and jewels later. • Trim the feathers if they are too wispy or are not the correct size. Keep the feather bits confined to a small area since they are a pain to clean up. • Plan out how the butterfly wings are going to look on each piece. Set up a few as they would look if glued. The wings (you can use as few as one or up to five or six, it depends on their size) should come from a common point about two thirds up the base. The bottom "wings" work best if a bit longer than the top ones because they will be at a greater angle. • Glue the wings onto the bottom of your base. Begin with one of the larger bottom wings. Glue one on at a time, placing the glue onto the base, not the wings. Continue to glue the other side' ... more
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