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Embossed Shadow Box Butterflies

Embossed Shadow Box Butterflies:

Size of paper needed to make the project: 6" x 6"
Approximate Crafting Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour 

These delightful butterflies will gladden any room! Perfect for dorms too!

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  • DCWV 6”x6” Colored Embossed Stack
  • Butterfly paper punch
  • Watercolors of choice
  • Watercolor paper
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Shadow Box
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paper Crafting Adhesive
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  1. Cut watercolor paper to fit in the frame. Paint it with desired color(s) of paint, starting with a darker shade at the top and progressing to a lighter shade at the bottom.  Set aside to dry.
  2. Punch out 7 butterfly shapes. Using the needle and thread, stitch up the center of the butterflies, securing the thread at the bottom (with nothing hanging out) and leaving 2 tails at the top (with the knot behind the butterfly here as well).
  3. Once the paint is dry, glue down the butterfly in desired order in a sweeping motion. 
  4. Display and enjoy.
  • When stitching down the center of the butterflies, start at the bottom and move toward the top, leaving the beginning knot behind the butterfly.