1. Using die cut machine
or pattern and scissors, cut butterflies from colored construction
paper. The number you cut out will depend on the size of the
2. Mix one part white
school glue to 2 1/2" parts water in a disposable plastic
bowl. Mix gently. Tear tissue paper into small pieces. Coat
a small section of the vase with the glue mixture then randomly
press pieces of tissue onto the surface overlapping as needed
until the vase is completely covered.
3. Brush one side of
butterflies with glue mixture then apply to the vase. Lightly
brush another coat of glue mixture over the butterflies. Apply
another layer of torn white tissue paper over the butterflies
and the vase. Set on wax paper and let dry completely.
4. When the glue is dry,
add detail to butterflies and decorative lines or patterns
around them with the purple marker.
5. Place votive candle
inside. Your butterflies will dance by the candle light.
Decorate the bottom and top edges of the vase with coordinating
colors of ribbon. Glue in place. Use leaves and other colors
of tissue for variations.
NEVER LEAVE A
BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED.