Red, White, and Butterflies

By  Dawn Gehring 

size: garland, 3-3/4" wide

  • Red, White, and Butterflies


  • Red tin pail
  • Tissue paper: red, blue
  • Blue buttons, 3/8”, five
  • K&Company Blue Sheer Simplicity Adhesive Borders
  • Duck Brand White Duck Tape Sheet or 3M Post-it Brand White Craft Paper


  • Sizzix Big Shot Embossing & Die-Cutting System and Bigz Butterfly #2 Die
  • Scoring board and bone folder
  • Adhesives: clear mini dots, fine-tip super glue, removable tape

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler
  • Garland
  • 1. Open and smooth tissue paper sheet. Cut a 4-1/2"-wide strip down length of sheet.
  • 2. Using scoring board and bone folder, very gently score tissue strip every 4-1/8". Fan-fold paper, smoothing folds with edge of bone folder.
  • 3. Place tissue on die with folds parallel to butterfly body. Upper wing tips should be visible at each side. Tape top and bottom paper edges to die; cut shape.
  • 4. Carefully remove butterfly from die. Open garland and trim any partial shapes at end.
  • Tin Pail
  • 1. Die cut permanent tape sheet butterfly or temporary craft paper butterfly; adhere to pail. Adhere buttons to body with mini dots.
  • 2. Apply glittery border sticker around pail base; dot with super glue for permanent bond.