This is an inspiring craft — DIY plastic bottle butterfly ! Nature is one of the best places to look for crafts inspirations. Butterflies are among the most popular because they are beautiful, delicate, brightly colored, and intricately patterned, so they are perfect for any interior decorations. Here is a creative DIY project to make pretty butterflies with plastic bottles and beads. This craft is a nice way to recycle plastic bottles. These plastic butterflies look so gorgeous with their colorful and translucent wings, and sparkling beaded body. They are very simple to make and your kids can help with the drawing and decoration parts. In this way, you can teach them the concept of recycling and reusing plastic bottles. The amazing fact is that with a bit of patience, you can achieve the same result.
a plastic bottle (no convex patterns);
a picture with a butterfly;
a plastic sheet;
a pair of nail scissors;
a permanent marker of average thickness;
3 to 5 shades of nail polish;
some nail glitter;
1. Take the 1.5 or 2 liter plastic bottle and cut off the smooth middle part of the neck and bottom.
2. Find a picture butterfly shape which you would like to implement. For an easy process, take patterned pictures with clear lines and no small parts; print one from the Internet or buy one in the shop.
3. Put the picture under a plastic web and gently draw out the contours of the figure. To do this, use a thin black permanent marker. The plastic should remain still at all times, until your butterfly has all the lines and streaks on the wings drawn.
4. Cut the plastic part with the rest of the butterfly paintings, as it hinders and twists. Then proceed to the coloring. Select varnishes (3-4-5 different) that harmonize in color to the scheme in which you want to see your butterfly.
5. Gently color the space between veins on the wings, not forgetting the symmetry. Impose on 2-3 layers depending on the consistency of lacquer, giving each coat time to dry thoroughly.
6. When the painting has dried, take a look through the butterfly, holding it to light. If some details need more work, take again the permanent marker and draw on the same lines (they are visible when placed under a sheet of white paper butterfly or a little lift plastic). If a thin marker does not close all the borders between the color line, you can take a thicker marker.
The result should be a stylized butterfly, like in the images.
7. The final part is cutting the butterfly contour, while still capturing the entire thickness of the black line. Be careful to not smear where the marker lines are, when doing the cutting. If there are such places, they need to be carefully toned black.
8. Finally, you can decorate. Super-glue 1 or 3 sequins along calf butterfly in any way you like. Marvel at your stunning creation!
Head on over to the Handmade By VS blog for the full tutorial…