As I mentioned in my previous instructables, my wife likes books and butterflies!
This can be made as a present, or to display in your own home.
Date Made: Feb 2014
Approx Cost: £1
Approx Time: 2 hours
Step 1: What You Need
* A book
Tools You Need
* Sharp Knife/Scissors
* A ruler for getting straight cuts
* Selotape or glue to fix down the templates
Step 2: Choose Book
I chose a paperback book as I don't really have the tools to cut neatly through a hardback book. If you had a laser cutter you could use a hardback which would give more structure to it once cut to help it stand up. You could still do it with a knife but probably wouldn't give you a very neat result due to the force you would have to use.
I chose my design before the book, so tried to find one with a multicolored cover, as butterflies are always colorful. I also really like printed text, so wanted an old book, not blank pages.
I chose a pattern book as it gave me a big area of colour and pattern to work with. I would also of liked to of used a hardback here because they generally have a different coloured band running down the spine, which would have worked well with the butterfly body.