1. butterfly wings
2. matching tutu skirt
4. "wings on my eyes"
I asked what she meant by wings on her eyes and she was talking about face paint. Except. Lauren and facepaint arent friends. After about 3 minutes her face looks like?? I dont know? Clown who got thrown into a pool? She smears it EVERYwhere. gross. So I asked if a butterfly wing mask was acceptable and she said "sure". HA! Sooo.... Here it is! Butterfly Wing Mask Tutorial!
What you need:
*2 printed butterfly mask templates. I found mine here. Really, print 2 it is just helpful.
(if this butterfly isnt your favorite try google image seach. I was more sucessful googling "butterfly coloring page")
*sheet of felt
*coordinating fabric scraps
*sewing machine and supplies
*hot glue and glue gun
Step 1: cut out one of the mask templates
Step 2: fold your felt in half and pin the mask template to the felt
You now have this:
Step 4: cut the wing part of the template out of the border and cut out the part where eyes look out of the mask
Step 5: pin them to a piece of wonder under (web side down) and cut
Now you have this:
Step 6: I used my second mask to sort of figure out how I wanted my colors to look. Get fancy with your crayolas. Then I used the crayons to mark the cut template. This will be helpful a few steps down...
Step 7: here comes the tedious parts... cut up the wings. keep the right wing and left wing seperated
OPTIONAL STEP: stop to make dinner for your family, eat with them and clean up. Then switch to crappy flash photography because there is absolutely NO good lighting in your house...
Step 8: I didnt pin these to the scraps. wany too small. I just traced around them with a ball point pen. See, my crayon marks coordinate with my fabric.
Here is the first wing:
Step 8: iron the wonder under to one of your felt pieces
Step 9: peel it up
Step 10: lay out your tiny pieces over the webbing you just ironed on. Use the page you colored as a guide
Step 11: iron the pieces down. this fuses the scraps to the felt
Step 12: repeat for the other wing
Step 13: (optional) applique around the pieces with your sewing machine (sorry no pictures)...honestly if I had some glitter glue I probably would have skipped this step and just traced aroud the edges of each piece with glitter glue.
Now you have this:
Step 14: cut the eyes out of the front of the mask (sorry, again no picture. I was cutting)
Step 15: line everything up to make sure it looks how you like it, nothing needs trimmed, etc. I stuck my 2 pieces of ribbon in the sides to see where I wanted them to go
Step 16: while it was all lined up and sandwiched together I used a silver sharpie to mark where to cut the eye holes from the back piece
back piece...this looks creepy. lol
Step 17: glue the ribbons in place with hot glue
Step 18, glue the whole thing together with hot glue. Be sure to use a pink polka dot glue gun when possible. It makes the burns easier to take.
DONE! Tie it on your pretty princess!!