Sunday, 24 May 2015

Plastic Bottle Butterfly Magnets-Tutorial

It's always nice to be in the company of butterflies -whether it's in a form of a jewellery ,a dress or a decor element- they remind us of how beautiful nature is and throw us into a fairy tail making us feel like Disney princesses.

Having that in mind, you should definitely try this DIY. It's easy, fun, and the materials used are probably lying somewhere in your home.

So let's start!

You will need:
1.A 2 liter plastic bottle
3.Some acrylic or glass paint and brushes -I used acrylic
4.Some magnets to stick on the back-I used magnetic tape that is already sticky- You can also use some double sided tape if you want to stick them on the wall

Step 1.
Trace a butterfly shape on a piece of paper and cut it out. You can also use a printed image.

Step 2.
Cut out pieces of plastic from the bottle. Make sure they are big enough to cover the shape of paper

Step 3.
Apply the piece of paper over the plastic piece and trace over it. Then cut it out-creating the plastic butterfly

Step 4.
Fold the plastic butterflies in half to create a more realistic look.

Step 5
Paint them. I used 2 colors for each butterfly-the lighter one in the middle and the darker one on the edges. After that I created some details with black-and added some dots with white paint.

Step 6
Glue the magnets on the back

And you are done!

Check out the video bellow if some steps are not clear enough:

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