I make pretty foam butterflies using MFT Flutter of Butterflies – Lace – dies. These butterflies are already useful by themselves or you can combine them with the solid butterflies.
MFT Flutter of Butterflies dies have two kinds of dies set : solid and lace. I use the solid dies to cut felt butterflies and the lace dies for foam sheets. The reason I use foam is because the lace dies are thinner and they can’t be used to cut the same felt I use for the solid butterflies. So that you know, I use acrylic felts which are common in craft stores in my place. They have lower quality than the polyester ones and the edges rip easily. That’s why the lace butterfly dies can’t cut them well and I use foam sheets instead.
Above all, I am quite satisfied with the results of combining these two different materials ; foam and felt. As you can see, I glue the lace part above the solid part, so as to create beautiful foam butterflies. These butterflies can be jewelry attachments, headband applications, or even home decors. Adding craft pins at the backside of them make them lovely felt brooches that can be used right away.
The size of the foam butterflies vary as follow :
– Model 1 : 7 cm x 5 cm
– Model 2 : 6 cm x 4,5 cm
– Model 3 : 5,2 cm x 4 cm
– Model 4 : 4,6 cm x 4 cm
– Model 5 : 5 cm x 3,8 cm
Materials used : foam sheets and acrylic felts.
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All pictures used are mine – I make and sell foam butterflies in my online shop shown at the sidebar of this website.