Monday, April 23, 2012

Recycled Butterflies

This round of Iron Craft called for recycling in honor of Earth Day.
Take something that we would normally throw away and use it in a craft.

I made butterflies.

Can you guess what I recycled to make these?

Go ahead, try.

Okay, I'll tell you.

A two litter soda bottle!

After hubby finished off a bottle of A&W I cleaned out the bottle and let it dry.
Then I used an exacto knife to cut out a piece from the side.

I used the natural curve of the bottle to make it look like the wings are flapping.

I outlined the butterfly with puff paint and also used it to make the markings on the butterflies.

Then I used stain glass paint to fill everything in.

For hanging I used a compass (like you use to draw circles) and poked holes into the plastic with the pointed end.
Then ran jewelry wire through both holes and tied so they can hang from suction cup hooks.

Nearly free stain glass butterflies fluttering in your window!


  1. This would be a great craft with kids, cut them out & let them color them in.

  2. They are great. Bet they look fabulous when the light catches them.


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