Cut out your own paper butterflies
Using the free download you can either cut out the full shape and use to trace and outline onto paper as a stencil, or use the half shape on folded paper to double cut out the shape in half the time.
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How to make a paper butterfly
Using the template shape
Using 2-4 pieces of tissue paper folded in half, line up the half shape of the butterfly outline along your fold. Cut out along the edge of the butterfly shape – DO NOT CUT THE FOLD. Unfold and you will now have a complete butterfly shape. Crease the wings on either side for added dimension. You can use the same color tissue paper or mix and match different ones such as pink, red, and purple or match to your parties colors.
Attach to floral wire picks to insert into flower arrangements. If you place your tissue paper butterfly on strings you can take them outside during a gentle breeze and they will flap their wings like the real insects. The graceful movements will mimic that of a real butterfly.
Tissue Paper Butterflies
You can use these tissue paper butterflies to decorate silk flower bouquets at baby showers, weddings, or any other parties or events. They look light and airy. Just attach with flower picks, or you can also use tape, pins, or a hot glue gun if outdoors.