Fabric Scraps Butterfly


 A few weeks ago the "craft bug" bit me!  Once I get bit by the craft bug, I cannot simply ignore it.  I'll try to push the idea aside since my days are filled with other things to do, but it becomes like a cloud over my head that just will not go away until I set my hands to work! 

I think it all began when I was hanging up clothes and getting annoyed trying to untangle all those white wire hangers my husband gets from the dry cleaners.  Somehow a connection was made.... wire hanger= butterfly!  Have you ever had one of those moments?   

Well, I took two hangers and played around with them until I made a decent looking butterfly; then it sat for two weeks staring me down every time I walked by it!  I thought I could maybe recreate the nylon ones I used to have so long ago, but after a week of "not getting around to it" the idea no longer appealed to me.  But I had to do something with this kinda sorta lookin' wire butterfly!
Alas, another idea came to me!  My mom had made my daughter this beautiful rug using strips of fabric and had tons of it left over.... fabric strips = butterfly! 

I cut the long strips of fabric into 8ish inch pieces and knotted them around my wire.  I probably cut another 2 inches off once I tied them on, but they are easier to tie when longer.  Not sure how many strips I used, but I was a woman on a mission and completed tying the fabric on in about an hour!  I didn't create any sort of color pattern, I just tied them on and added different strips as needed. 
Just a glimpse of my strips of fabric-- not sure how much I used... but it was a lot!
One wing is finished!
And a beautiful butterfly emerges!  Who knew?!
I may cut the fabric a little shorter... What do you think?
Update:  I have since cut the fabric strips shorter, and it looks super cute!!


  1. Love your butterfly I made some hearts like this for Valentines.

  2. Soooo cute and creative!!! come link tomorrow to my party if you'd like :)

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute is that?! Great idea!! I would love for you to link up and share this at It's a Party on Thursday!

  4. I love this. I have a ton of fabric scraps that I can't stand to throw away and this would be a great way to use them. Maybe even hang it in my daughter's one day reading nook? Thanks for sharing, I found you on Not JUST A Housewife.

  5. What an adorable butterfly!!! I would love for you to link up at my blog party going on now! You can enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there! :)


  6. Once again! I just want to tell you how VERY PROUD I am of YOU!!!!!
    The butterfly is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    Love YOU!!!! xoxoxox

  7. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays. I think it's a good idea to cut the strips a bit shorter. It's so pretty, though.

  8. Thanks for linking up! Super cute idea! I just shared this project on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft

  9. Gorgeous butterfly. What a great addition to a little girls room and a great way to use up all those fabric scraps we all have stashed away.

  10. Cute idea! Great use for scraps too! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  11. Creative way to use your fabric scraps! Thanks for linking up to the Cutesy Monday link party!


  12. Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!

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