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I am very inspired by entomology displays and created this project as an homage to that art. This tutorial explains how to create your very own framed, paper Malabar Tree Nymph butterfly in life size scale. Don't be discouraged if you have never used a utility knife or created a paper cut before; this butterfly can be made with just a little practice and patience.

The materials you will need for this project are:
-Butterfly template found here
-A pencil
-2 pieces of 6.5” x 6.5” white cardstock cut from 8.5 x 11 sheets (keep the scraps!)
-1 sheet 8.5 x 11” colored paper
-Picture frame with an opening larger than 5.5” x 5.5” (I got my 6" x 6" frame here)
-A pair of scissors
-A hobby utility knife with two new blades
-Double sided tape
-Single sided tape
-Hot glue gun
-Glue stick
-Cutting mat

Step 1:

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1. Print out the butterfly template available here and cut along the dotted line with a pair of scissors.
rayelove1 year ago
What a great idea! Can be used to match any decor ,great gift idea.Thanks
Thank you for this! I was looking for something classy, yet homemade for my daughter...this is perfect!
j_holloway2 years ago
I was given this as a gift! Looks beautiful in person too.
samalert2 years ago
Excellent cutting ........... loved the ible
Mrballeng2 years ago
You are my hero
ChrysN2 years ago
looks fiddly but such a fantastic result, :)
antioch2 years ago
shellycaron2 years ago
I really want to try this!
That is amazing! So simple and beautiful!