Reuse & Remake
With a little bit of imagination you can find a new purpose for things you don´t want or need anymore. In this case, two cushion covers turned into butterfly wings. I liked the quilted effect on these velvet cushion covers, that why I used them, but I would recommend not to use too heavy or thick fabric, it gets bulky.
You will need:
WINGS: 2 pieces of fabric (50×50 cm), cardboard (50×50 cm), scissors, craft glue, 2 ribbons (70 cm), needle and thread. WAND: 2 pieces of fabric (10×10 cm), some toy stuffing, a wooden stick and some string or ribbon.
How to make the wings:
- Cut the cardboard in two identical wing pieces
- Put the wings on top of the fabric and draw 2-3 cm around the wing shape.
- Cut (make sure to cut both pieces of fabric at the same time so you get both the front and the back piece)
- Glue one of the fabric pieces to the back the cardboard wings, fold over the fabric and secure, when waiting for it to dry (I used some clamps)
- Fold the other fabric piece the same way (but without cardboard)
- Glue the two pieces together, secure with some stitchings, if needed.
- Attach the two ribbons in the back center, 10 cm from the top, with sone stitchings.
- Tie the ribbons together making loops for the arms, these you can adjust to fit perfect.
How to make the wand:
- Put the two 10 cm pieces of fabric together front to front. Secure with a needle or two
- Draw a star and cut 1-2 cm from the edge
- Stitch around the star, leaving a small hole, to be able to turn it inside out
- Cut the corners of the star before tuning it, it makes a nicer shape.
- Fill with toy stuffing and attach it to the stick, secure with some glue and a couple of stitchings
- Tie some string or ribbons around