Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for summer and spring! In this quick paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colorful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. This project is great to do with kids, and, combined with paper flowers, you can create gorgeous wall arrangements.

Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for parties and weddings! In this paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colourful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. #papercrafts #DIY #decor | countryhillcottage.com

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Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for parties and weddings! In this paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colourful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. #papercrafts #DIY #decor | countryhillcottage.com
Yield: 1 tissue paper butterfly

Tissue Paper Butterflies Instructions

Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for parties and weddings! In this paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colourful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. #papercrafts #DIY #decor | countryhillcottage.com

Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for summer and spring! In this quick paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colorful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • tissue paper
  • thin wire
  • pipe cleaner

Tools

  • craft scissors
  • pliers
  • pencil

Instructions

  1. Cut and fold the paper. To make the wings, cut out 8 squares of tissue paper. You can make the square in various sizes, a size guide is listed below the video. Use different colors to create gradient effects. Neatly stack the paper squares so that all edges align and accordion fold the sheets in 1 1/2 cm increments (1/2 in).
    Tip: To save time, cut multiple squares all at once.
  2. Size guide for the paper squares

    Small: 18 cm x 18 cm / 7 in x 7 in
    Medium: 25 cm x 25 cm / 10 in x 10 in
    Large: 35 cm x 35 cm / 14 in x 14 in

  3. Customize the wings. Fold in half and use thin wire or thread to secure the butterfly in the middle. Customize the wings by cutting the edges of the folds into fringes, rounded or pointed shapes.
  4. Open the wings. Open the butterfly by gently separating the different sheets. Arrange and fluff the wings to your liking.
  5. Make the butterfly body. Fold a piece of pipe cleaner into a V-shape, and curl the ends around a pencil to form feelers. Twist the bottom of the body once. Then place the paper wings in the middle and twist the pipe cleaner one more time to secure the butterfly’s body in place. Use tape or ribbon to hang the tissue paper butterflies.

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Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for parties and weddings! In this paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colourful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. #papercrafts #DIY #decor | countryhillcottage.com
Frilly tissue paper butterflies are a beautiful decoration for parties and weddings! In this paper craft DIY, we show an easy technique to create colourful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. #papercrafts #DIY #decor | countryhillcottage.com
Engage your kids with fun craft activities! Tissue paper butterflies are an easy tissue paper crafts idea for kids. This simple DIY is made with colourful paper and pipe cleaners and it only takes 5 minutes to create a butterfly. The butterflies can be used a pretty wall ornament to decorate a room or as party décor. The instructions are easy to follow and include a step-by-step video tutorial. #papercrafts #tissuepaper #DIY #kidscrafts #homedecor| countryhillcottage.com
Looking for fun classroom ideas and projects to make? Tissue paper butterflies are an easy school crafts idea for kids that will give students a sense of accomplishment. This DIY is made with inexpensive materials and quick to create, It’s great for children in preschool, primary, or elementary school, as well as summer camp. The instructions are easy to follow and include a step-by-step video tutorial. #schoolcrafts #backtoschool #artproject #papercrafts #tissuepaper | countryhillcottage.com
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