Butterflies from a plastic bottle with their own hands. Butterfly Patterns
Beautiful and elegant decoration for any children's room. It is quite simple to make them with Your own hands. It is the order of manufacture of such crafts and will be described in the framework of this small article. Moreover, this order is universal, and with its help you can make any crafts from plastic bottles (butterflies are not an exception).
What is needed?
Before you make a butterfly out of a plastic bottle, we will deal with the fact that in the process we need. First of all - it is a plastic bottle. Its size is selected based on what will be the ultimate crafts. For example, to create a large butterfly, it is better to use a 2- or 3-liter container, but a 0.5-liter capacity will be enough for a small one. Also in the process we need a black marker. With it, it is convenient to mark the workpiece. Do not forget the scissors, with which we will cut the marked butterfly from plastic containers.Also, when performing some operations in the process of making crafts, it is recommended to use a knife instead of scissors (for example, when cutting the neck and bottom of a container). Do not forget about the precautions and try to carry out all operations as carefully as possible to eliminate possible injury. It is recommended to use acrylic paints for the final result. In extreme cases, for registration, you can use a set of colored paper or bright clippings from glossy magazines. In the latter case, you will have to use glue in order to glue the paper or clippings to the surface of the butterfly. And in the process of work will have to use a sheet of thick paper. It is necessary to print a template using the printer, which will later be cut out and transferred to the surface of a plastic bottle.
Option one - we make patterns of butterflies on our own. To do this, a thick sheet of paper of the required size (for example, drawing paper) is bent in half. Draw a half of a butterfly near the bend. Then, without straightening the sheet, cut out the template. Option two - download ready-made butterfly patterns from the global web and print it out on a printer. Next, cut the resulting billet.In the first case, we get a purely individual crafts, but it will have to spend much more time on its production. In the second case, the process of creating a butterfly will be significantly shorter, but it will not be able to boast of a special individuality.
Preparing a plastic bottle and transferring the template to its surface
Next, ready-made templates are applied to the surface of the plastic bottle and outlined with a marker. Then it is necessary to cut the bottom and neck of the plastic container with a knife (do not forget about the careful performance of this operation). We also try to do this as carefully as possible: the marks put on by the marker should not suffer. If, nevertheless, it was impossible to carefully cut the bottle, then re-insert the cut lines. The remaining cylindrical part of the container is carefully cut in a straight line so that a sheet is obtained.
At the next stage, we cut out butterflies from a plastic bottle. With your own hands and scissors we carefully pass through each line drawn by the marker in the previous step. Do not rush and carefully cut out each billet.You also need to be careful while performing this operation. One wrong movement with scissors - and the odd job is spoiled. To avoid this, we make short breaks in the process. It will also be useful to determine the easiest and most convenient way to cut the workpiece.
We make out
Next, you need to paint and arrange made butterflies from a plastic bottle. It’s easy to do it yourself. We come up with a butterfly pattern in advance. Then each color is gradually applied to its surface. In order for different colors not to mix up with each other, it is necessary to pause for 20-30 minutes after applying the next shade. Also in the process, you can use any available tools, such as beads or jewelry. This will make the final crafts more unusual. If there are no paints, then they can be replaced with colored paper or clippings from a glossy magazine. In this case we draw each element of the decoration, cut it out and paste it on the surface of the butterfly with glue. Again, do not forget to pause in order for the glue to dry properly.In the end, the almost finished butterfly is opened step by step with varnish and let it dry. This will allow it to maintain its original state much longer.
It is not at all interesting if the butterfly will simply lie on the table or some other place and gather dust. Therefore, it is recommended to come up with some unusual mount for a butterfly from a plastic bottle. It will not be difficult to make it with your own hands. The easiest way is to use a string or rope. The first decision is more preferable: this will give the impression that the butterfly is floating in the air. Another option is to fix the craft on some vertical surface (for example, a door or wall) with glue. Another creative option for placing such a butterfly in a room is using a magnet. On the one hand, a coin is attached to the butterfly with glue (it must be magnetised without fail). And then, for example, a magnet is attached to the curtain, and on the other hand a butterfly. Another interesting fastening option is wire. In this case, one end of it is fixed on the butterfly with the use of glue, and the second - on some solid but moving surface (for example, a door).As a result, when the surface moves, the butterfly will “float” in the air. At the same time, after the door stops, the craft will continue to vibrate for a long time in space.
Let's sum up
This article provides a simple and affordable way to how a butterfly can be made from a plastic bottle. The master class is quite simple, and he can afford it even to those who have never done it. So we turn on the fantasy and make bright and unusual crafts from plastic bottles.