Butterflies made from pop bottles and enhanced
with Tri-Chem products make a great decorations.
Use indoors or out, or make fridge magnet and package
#0433 Finish It Varnish
Clear, smooth 2 litre pop bottle - cut away top and bottom and use centre
portion to make butterflies
Small pearl stamens (the type used for artificial flowers) to make the
Slix Stix Paint Spark-l-On
Jeweltone or Jewel Lite Paints
280 Black Magic or 239 Black Slix Stix
Small magnet or popsicle stick
Optional: #0765 or 0766 Designer Dust
Butterfly Pattern: You can enlarge or reduce the size of the pattern according
to the size of the butterflies you wish to make.
Click here for the Butterfly Pattern
Cut pop bottle lengthwise so it can be laid flat. (Be sure it is
clean and dry). Tape Butterfly Pattern to inside of bottle, then
tape or staple bottle to cardboard to have a flat surface on which to
Outline butterflies with #208 Black Magic paint or #239 Slix Stix
paint. Let dry.
Paint butterflies with colours and paint of your choice.
-Jeweltone or Jewel lite paints give a stained glass look.
-Spark-l-On will give a "Glittering" Butterfly.
- Slix Stix will give a pearl look.
-Designer Dust can be sprinkled into WET Slix Stix, Jeweltone or
Jewel Lite paints for a shimmering effect.
Allow painted butterfly to dry thoroughly, then cut out. Wings will
curl up slightly. Apply a "bead" of #239 or #280 to
butterfly head and insert the flower stamen to make the antenna.
Apply a thicker coat of #280 or #239 to body and attach magnet or if
butterfly is to be used as a plant stick, attach Popsicle stick instead of
If Butterfly is to be used as an outdoor decorations, apply a coat of
#0433 Finish it Varnish to make it weather resistant.
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