Hanging Butterfly Bouquet

Materials

  • Styrofoam Brand Foam ball, 5”
  • Ruth’s Collection double-sided papers (Scribble Scrabble): Paisley Perfection; Rose Rhapsody
  • Ruth’s 12”x12” Pretty Pieces Diecuts (Scribble Scrabble)
  • Glimmer Glass Nature Collection butterfly overlay (Tattered Angels)
  • Buttons, white and assorted pastels
  • Pearl-head corsage pins: green; white
  • Twine

Tools

  • Die-cutting system of choice and assorted small flower dies or purchased flower shapes
  • White acrylic paint

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint butterfly overlay white; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Cut 20” twine length; knot ends together 2” from cut ends. Tape or hot glue ends of hanging loop to top of foam ball.

STEP 3

  • Die cut several flower shapes from desired papers, as needed.

STEP 4

  • Begin covering foam ball with flowers, securing each one with one or more pins through a button center; very small flowers may only need a pin in place of a button. Continue adding flowers until entire surface is covered. When pleased with design, remove pins one by one, dip in glue and reinsert into ball.

STEP 5

  • Use two white pearl-head pins to secure butterfly overlay to upper portion of ball

Tip

  • 1. Use a foam wreath in place of the foam ball to create a gorgeous, garden “Welcome” wreath.
  • 2. Omit twine hanger and perch decorated ball atop a pretty crystal vase or wineglass, alone or in multiples.
  • 3. Decoupage floral tissue paper onto foam ball, then add butterfly, for a unique effect.
by Charity Hassel
Hanging Butterfly Bouquet
Hanging Butterfly Bouquet Other Side of Bouquet
Other Side of Bouquet