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sunnyday
« on: December 12, 2005 02:16:16 PM »

I got my Christmas tree on the weekend. It's my first year with my own tree and I don't have many decorations so I found some origami paper and ribbon and made a garland of butterflies. I also put a few extra paper butterflies on the tree, just balanced between the needles.



I just cut the paper into 3 inch squares, bundled 4 squares at a time, folded them in half and cut the butterfly shape then punched a hole. When unfolded they have 2 holes to thread the ribbon through.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 02:29:28 PM »

That is the first time I've seen this and I love it!! Will  be making a few butterflies for my own tree now. Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 03:26:04 PM »

You're welcome.
I thought they might inspire more butterfly trees around the world Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 04:20:39 PM »

love it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 06:23:10 PM »

I'll have to remember to make something similar from my MIL, she loves butterflies and would string this around her room.  Maybe I'll attach them to string lights somehow, hmmm.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 06:57:53 AM »

 The last post said something about attatching them to lights,  That is a GREAT Idea what about making the butterfly from velumn , you could use clear or any of a zillion colors maybe even embellish with a little glitter and rhinestones, perhaps small wire antenna with a pearl for a head,  the possabilities are endless,  I only wish I had know about these last year when I still had my mother here with us, Sh e loved Butterflies and that would have just made her last Christmas Tree all that more special , Maybe Next year a Pink Tree with the Butterflies in White would be stunning   Thanks for the Inspiration    Andy
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