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Picture of Beautiful Pop Bottle Butterflies
Looking for a fun summer craft or maybe something to entertain the kids on a rainy day or maybe something for a fundraiser? Then look no further. These simple to make stained glass butterflies are the solution. I first learned to make them from a friend who sold them at craft shows to raise money for a trip to Australia. Most of the supplies you may already have lying around the house.
 
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Step 1: Gather your supplies

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You will need:
1 2-liter pop bottle- you will want to make sure that the pop bottle is clear. Don't use one that is tinted (like Mountain Dew bottles). This will mess with the paint colors.
scissors
thumbtacks
piece of wood or cork board
a simple butterfly outline
glitter glue
stained glass paint
suction cups
hot glue and glue gun or superglue
thin craft wire (for antenna- optional)

Step 2: Rinse the Bottle

You will want to rinse the bottle and let it dry completely before starting this project. This way your butterfly won't have sticky pop marks on it.

Step 3: Remove the label

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The part of the bottle used in this project is the part that the label is covering, so go ahead and rip that label off.

Step 4: Cut the Bottle

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Cut the top and bottom off the bottle as well as cutting through where the glue of the label was so you are left with a strip of plastic that rolls up as seen in the picture. The easiest way to do this is to start by making a puncture in the bottle near the top. If you can't puncture the bottle with the scissors you can use a knife. Try not to crunch up the bottle too much you will want the middle piece to be as smooth as possible.
jennybotha1 year ago
It's really pretty and so easy to do from your instructions--- thanks for sharing
I really like this! Thank you for sharing. I am going to show this to my daughter so she can make one for her entry into the craft barn at the county fair!